Dentures so Good they Melt in your Mouth


Literally. Patient calls two days post delivery of her denture in a panic that one of her denture teeth fell off. I’m thinking, “How could she have broken a tooth off already?” Patient comes in with what looks to be the worst-made-full acrylic-denture I’ve ever seen, teeth pushed together, acrylic everywhere…until I see it close up…that’s not acrylic. The patient had been sent home with her wax try in. I guess that’s how you know you’ve mastered festooning, looked so good you forgot it wasn’t the real deal. Reminder to always double check what step you’re on, make sure the “denture” is the… *DENTURE!*

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