What is denture cloning?

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Denture cloning is the practice of making a duplicate denture by exactly copying an existing denture. In contrast the original denture are made by taking the impression of the mouth of the person wearing the denture.

It is a good Idea to make a duplicate or cloned denture when the original denture fits well and is comfortable. This ensures that the second denture is also ass good. Also, the cost of cloned denture is less. However when a person is not satisfied with the existing denture, it is best of make a completely new denture.

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sreejaa | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

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Some dentures are still made with porcelain denture teeth, and with this known fact, a clone denture cannot be made with porcelain denture teeth. Cloned dentures are made for temporary uses such as an emergency backup denture. If you are searching for new dentures, a cloned denture should not be of choice because it is a copy of your orginal denture.

That is if the denture teeth are worn down, so will the cloned denture teeth be worn down. If some of your denture teeth are chipped, so will the cloned denture teeth be chipped as nothing on the denture will change, meaning its structure.

If your dentures are loose, then your best solution may be to take your denture to a dentist where it can be relined so that it fits snug. If you are still in the market after you get your denture lined again, your temporary backup denture solution would then be a cloned denture or duplicate denture.


1. It will be an EXACT duplicate of your existing denture made with new, high impact, break- resistant, denture base material (pink gum material).


2. The teeth will be EXACTLY the same shape and size of your original denture. The shade of the teeth can be made lighter or darker upon request.



3. The best candidates are new dentures immediately after they have been fitted and all adjustments have been made because there is no tooth wear, but any denture, new or old, can be cloned.


4. Denture cloning is only suggested for well-fitting, comfortable dentures - the only reason being the duplicate is an exact copy of the original denture.


5. Any necessary repairs to your existing denture, including breakage, missing teeth, holes, thin areas, can and must be repaired before the clone mold is made.


6. Clones are an excellent alternative for elderly, home-bound patients who may have difficulty getting to a dental office.


7. A clone denture eliminates the "breaking in" phase of a new denture.


8. An ideal time for a clone to be made is when your denture needs repair due to a loose tooth or fracture. Your denture will need to go to a dental lab for repair. A clone mold can easily be made at this time.

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boryszek | eNotes Newbie

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Denture cloning is simply a denture duplication.

SOME ADVANTAGES ARE:

1. The cost is about 75% less than new denture(s) ($175.00 per denture upper or lower).

2. It is NOT necessary to make an appointment with a dentist or undergo uncomfortable impressions of your mouth.

 

A friendly reminder…The ADA (American Dental Association) and most dental insurances companies recommend your denture be replaced every five years. Almost every insurance company will pay for a new denture every five years.

If you are having an emergency you can repair your denture at any mail in same day emergency denture repair service website.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT A CLONE DENTURE:

1. It is an EXACT duplicate of your existing denture and we use new, high impact, break- resistant, denture base material (pink gum material).

2. The teeth will be EXACTLY the same shape and size of your original denture. The shade of the teeth can be made lighter or darker upon request. In addition, you can add GOLD teeth to your denture.

3. The best candidates are new dentures immediately after they have been fitted and all adjustments have been made because there is no tooth wear, but any denture, new or old, can be cloned.


4. Denture cloning is only suggested for well-fitting, comfortable dentures – the only reason being the duplicate is an exact copy of the original denture.


5. Any necessary repairs to your existing denture, including breakage, missing teeth, holes, thin areas, can and must be repaired before the clone mold is made.


6. Clones are an excellent alternative for elderly, home-bound patients who may have difficulty getting to a dental office.


7. A clone denture eliminates the “breaking in” phase of a new denture.

8. An ideal time for a clone to be made is when your denture needs repair due to a loose tooth or fracture. Your denture will need to go to a dental lab for repair. A clone mold can easily be made at this time.

 

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