Denture Finisher

Polish, clean, and adjust dental appliances to obtain specified finish.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Denture Finishers do?

Polishes, cleans, and adjusts dentures and dental appliances to obtain specified finish, using handtools, polishing wheels, and cleaning equipment: Removes mold from frame, using ejector press, and chips molding material from denture, using hammer and chisel. Smooths and polishes denture and denture frames to remove excess material, using polishing machine. Removes excess plastic from teeth, using sharp pointed tool. Fills chipped or low spots in surfaces of plastic areas with acrylic resins, using brush. Repairs and adjusts metal framework of dentures, using soldering torch and handtools. Verifies occlusion of dentures, using articulator.

Should I be a Denture Finisher?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Finisher, Denture, Finisher-Polisher, Porcelain Finisher

    How to become a Denture Finisher

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