Let’s test different methods to see if dentures are strong
Instead of telling you how strong dentures are within a pile of words, the results will be shown in the form of a video this time (as just a written blog would not have done it justice).
We’ll uncover the different methods to make a denture, with the disadvantages and advantages of each (for context) in a different blog post.
The story behind the “are dentures strong” test
There are always new innovative ideas within any industry. The dental industry is definitely booming with a lot of new products and techniques.
A new product and technique, which is being used at the moment within the dental laboratories across the UK, is pourable denture acrylic. The idea is not new. But, with new technology and new products evolving. The pourable denture acrylic is gaining new ground.
We’re always eager to try everything that comes available to see if it has merit, and if it’s worth adopting in our dental laboratory/practice. We found that the new products were extremely fast to use (maybe not simple). However, certainly a lot quicker and less expensive.
Let me first explain the different methods of making an acrylic denture. Now you can understand better what all the fuss is about…
My real fear here though is the strength of a denture cooked under low temperature, and low pressure. So, we decided to put them to the test by driving a car over them – just to see how strong they really are.
Testing denture durability by driving on them (video):
Denture durability overview
I have been using our current injector (Ivobase) for about a year now. But I had no idea what would happen if we drove over one of our injected dentures. I’ve been producing literally hundreds of dentures this way and the success rate has been phenomenal.
Incidences of these dentures breaking has been virtually non existent. We tried to make the two dentures as identical as possible. They did differ slightly because we used two completely different methods and different teeth.
We used a much cheaper tooth on the pourable acrylic, typical tooth that is used widely on NHS dentures, because we felt these were more likely to be used on this type of denture.
On the injected we used our premium plus range of teeth called Phonars II.
It doesn’t stop there
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