Dentures that have been made and used, can also be copied, and are usually known as duplicate dentures. When a denture is copied, the same areas that were worn, or have holes, or which may also have worn smooth teeth is copied for the duplicate denture. Should a denture be old, loose, or uncomfortable, a duplicate denture is a copy of the loose, old, and worn denture.
Purchasing Duplicate Dentures
It might be important to find out how the duplicate denture is made, and what materials are used to make the duplicate denture. One of the ways to make a duplicate denture is through a cold curing process, that is the same kind of material that is used to repair a denture, can also be used to make this kind of denture.
Should this kind of material be used, it is likely the copied denture will wear down faster than a conventional denture.
Duplicate Denture vs. Conventional Dentures
One important area to reconsider on purchasing a duplicate denture, is the teeth will likely be made from the same material this denture is made out of. Typically, when a new conventional denture is made, the teeth are usually purchased separately from a tooth manufacturer, and then used to finish the denture. Denture teeth that are made by a tooth manufacturer undergo extreme pressures when curing, and is so as to minimize the wear of the denture teeth.
The teeth area of the duplicate denture is made as a single unit, and is different than that of a conventional denture where each tooth is placed onto the denture one-by-one.
In addition, the duplicate teeth may be softer than any tooth made by any manufacturer because is does not undergo the same manufacturing process as all denture teeth are made.
It is important to first consult with a dental professional about the concerns of a duplicate denture, and to discover the duplicate use for a particular lifestyle.
Coloring Duplicate Denture Teeth
When this denture is made, different pigments can be mixed in with the material such as an ivory pigment to simulate the color of teeth. If someone wanted to, they could mix a blue pigment for the denture teeth, and a yellow pigment for the denture's gums. While the color would look very strange, colors can be mixed in the material to mimic different things. The durability of the teeth would be the same as the durability in the denture gums.