The adverts for "make your own dentures" might sound a bit like "how to take out your own tooth" or "do-it-yourself eye tests". Taken literally, it would be just about impossible for someone without any dental training to make their own dentures, all on their own.
It's quite a complicated process to get right, and the tools and equipment you need would normally cost more than just getting a set of teeth made by a dental professional!
BUT it IS possible to do the work yourself at home! I highly recommend the DVD on how to do this by Garry Rhyne, an experienced dental technician who has put together an excellent video, and also supplies the teeth. You can take a look a his website at www.makeyourowndentures.net
SO IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE YOUR OWN DENTURES - with a bit of help!
Garry will send you a kit by mail, which includes the DVD, instructions how how to measure up the teeth you want, and a list of a couple of tools you will need, with a guide on where to get them. This kit contains all the information you need to make your own dentures. It comes with written instructions and of course the DVD to help you along.
You get to decide how you want the front teeth to look, and also
pick the color of the teeth. These days, more folks are picking the
lighter colors that give the appearance of having had tooth whitening!
You also get to pay especial attention to how your dentures will fit, and of course you know better than anyone about any little “problem areas” you may have, such a tender bit of jaw bone or gum where you want less pressure from the denture.
The process usually takes the following sequence;
This step ends up in you having your new teeth set up in “trial
So, how does that phrase "make your own dentures" sound now? Maybe not quite so odd as before! It may not be for everyone, but a dentures-by-mail service is definitely worth looking at if you are searching for inexpensive dentures, and are happy to do the work yourself.
For more information about making dentures, visit www.makeyourowndentures.net