A denture maker’s work consists of replacing damaged and extracted teeth with dental prosthetics, abutments, bridges, crowns and dental implants. As a rule, a dentist first makes a mould of the palate and teeth, and a denture maker then constructs the teeth and palate based on a plaster model. Denture makers work with plastic, metal or porcelain. Denture maker is a certified healthcare profession.
A denture maker can specialize in certain tasks, but most often works in collaboration with a dentist and helps, for example, to measure and fit dentures to a client. Various devices and tools are used in the work, such as grinders, bite simulators, furnaces, knives, pliers and hammers.