Providing dentures or false teeth for patients is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do in dentistry. Whilst there is a large amount of science involved in the positioning of the teeth, the size of the denture base and ensuring as good a fit as possible, there is also a lot of artistry involved. The finished look of a denture can be greatly enhanced with some very minor adjustments during their construction – making them look almost like your own teeth.
That sort of knowledge comes from experience, and Stuart Burgher has over thirty years of experience making dentures. Having trained & worked in Scotland, where there are a high number of denture wearers, Stuart has gained a vast knowledge & experience in how to make the best possible denture for you. In fact, Stuart has probably made more dentures for patients than any other practising dentist in Jersey.
The stages of making a set of full dentures – Upper, Lower or both.
Each denture is custom-made for you. The process starts with taking an impression of your teeth and gums. We then use that mould to construct a custom-made impression tray – this allows us to take a more accurate impression of your teeth which results in a better fitting denture for you.
The next stage is the bite registration – this is to work out the height, length & position of the teeth as well as the size of the finished denture base. This is possibly the most complex part of denture construction as all the factors of fit, comfort & aesthetics have to be taken into consideration to get the best denture for you.
We now try the denture in to ensure that you are happy with how the denture looks. At this stage we can move the teeth, adjust the way you bite together, even change the colour of the teeth if you are not happy with how they look.
Finally, we fit the denture – again checking appearance & comfort but this is not the end of the process. We want you happy with your new denture & it is often difficult when you first try it in to know if there are any areas that need adjusting. Sometimes, you simply need to get used to your new denture, other times we may need to adjust the fit – either way we want to provide the best possible denture for you even, if it takes 3 or 4 extra visits.