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Can You Really Make Your Own Dentures?

We too have heard of products that promise to help you make your own dentures from home.

The steps involved in making dentures require practice and strict attention to details and denturers are experts in making dentures and though you may have read "how easy it is to make your own dentures", just taking impressions from your mouth is very difficult to do by yourself that's why dentists train for years to make this procedure as seamless as possible.

In fact, very few new dentists can deliver good quality dentures as it takes practice to craft quality ones.

We understand that the desire to make your own dentures root from the need to save on the cost of dentures which are sky high in the U.S. but doing it yourself can mean asking too much from yourself.

There are a lot of things that you can do at home in the name of being frugal. You may find it easy to replace a plumber for simple plumbing fixes around the home, electricians, as you may agree, are a little hard to out of home-wiring picture as doing such yourself may have some dangers.

Trying to take the place of a dentist to resolve your denture problems is difficult as it needs much of clinical judgment to create well-fitting, high quality dentures.

Just like other health concerns, it's quite hard to take the place of a clinical Professional like a Medical Doctor. 

And though the intent of saving on the cost of dentures is a good one, the result may be devastating and may only mean additional costs to you.

But considering that you're going to make your own dentures, here are the basic steps that you must take:

  1. Take a series of impressions and measurements of your jaw, how they relate with each other, and measure the spaces between them.

  2. Make models, wax forms and plastic patterns of the exact shape and position of the dentures that needs to be made. 

  3. Try the model several times and assess the dentures for color, shape, and fit before casting the final dentures.

  4. Cast the final denture.

  5. Make necessary adjustments if needed.

When choosing denture materials to use, make sure you choose the best as you need to produce the best quality of a denture as much as possible since you'll be using it everyday for the rest of the coming years. It must also be sturdy enough to take the ground and pound of your daily diet.

If you're unsure where to start and prefer to have it done by experienced professionals, our Mexico dentists here at Mazatlan, can help you at very affordable pricing. We'll give you exactly the same quality that you'll get when you have your dentures done in the US but at a much affordable pricing.

An even better alternative to dentures that we offer to our patients are our affordable dental implants solution. Dental implants are similar to denture, they just look and feel more "life-like" and are much more durable.

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In answering the question of whether or not you can make your own dentures, we'd say anyone can try to make their own dentures but we don't recommend it as dentures need to be made by dental Professionals so you get the most out of it.

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