Step 1: Your dentist takes a digital dental impression of your upper and lower gums and then sends the results to a lab where they use the 3D model of your teeth to manufacture wax dentures.
Step 2: After the lab crafts wax dentures, your dentist will use these temporary restorations as a test run. If you are satisfied with the look and feel, the restorations are sent to the lab for completion.
Step 4: A technician boils the dentures to remove their wax portions. They then place the appliance in a flask to pour plaster. From there, the flask is placed in hot water to melt the dentures.
Step 5: The lab worker makes holes in the artificial teeth so new material can attach. A liquid separator is also added to the plaster layer to prevent the acrylic from sticking. The same acrylic is then injected into the flask to replace the wax.
Step 6: The worker removes the plaster to reveal the prosthetics. Later, they place the dentures in an ultrasonic bath to remove leftover plaster.
Step 7: After cutting away excess acrylic, the technician polishes the restorations and sends them back to Stonebriar Smile Design.
Step 8: The patient returns to the office for fitting and final adjustments.