Wax Denture Model Editing

Your Custom Wax Denture Models - How To Edit Them

THE UPPER:

  1. Remove your custom denture model from the stone model of your upper gum ridge (palate).
  2. Put it in your mouth the same way you would put in an upper denture.
  3. Bite down until your lower gums touch the teeth.
    1. Did your mouth close completely, or did some part of the wax model stop it from closing?
    2. Remove the model from your mouth.
    3. If your mouth wouldn't close, use a butter knife or similar object to remove the back molar from each side of the model. 
    4. Repeat. Does it fit this time? Awesome! If not, remove another molar and try again.
    5. Place in a bowl of ice water.

THE LOWER:

  1. Remove your custom denture model from the stone model of your lower gum ridge.
  2. Put it in your mouth the same way you would put in a lower denture.
  3. Bite down until your upper gums touch the teeth.
    1. Did your mouth close completely, or did some part of the wax model stop it from closing?
    2. Remove the model from your mouth.
    3. If your mouth wouldn't close, use a butter knife or similar object to remove the back molar from each side of the model. 
    4. Repeat. Does it fit this time? Awesome! If not, remove another molar and try again.
    5. Place in a bowl of ice water.

WORKING TOGETHER:

  1. After you've removed any teeth that causes your mouth to stop closing from the models, put the upper, then the lower back into your mouth. 
  2. Check to make sure your mouth closes comfortably and your lips come together naturally with the models in your mouth.
  3. Check in the mirror. How does the bite look?
    1. Open or closed bite with wiggle room in upper block or space between palate and roof of mouth: Use one packet from the included RelineIt kit to reline the upper palate so the fit is correct and the lower and upper teeth come together when you bite down.
    2. Open or closed bite with wiggle room in lower block or lopsided seating in lower denture model (rocking):  Use one packet from the included RelineIt kit to reline the lower model so the fit is correct and the lower and upper teeth come together when you bite down.
    3. Mouth won't close: Follow the steps above to remove back teeth from the upper and lower models and try it in again.

EXTRA WAX:

There may be an extra sheet (or more) of modeling wax is included for you to make edits to your wax blocks. If so, you can do anything you want with these including building up lip support if you like, or to make any other edits you see fit. Just warm the wax up in some hot water from the tap, rip off a little bit, and get to modeling!

ALL DONE:

Now that you're done editing your wax models, please see the instructions page to complete your bite registration before shipping them back!