If your physical body, appearance and personality is different from all your friends and even your family, then you probably understand why you should have well made, custom dentures. Is there any other object that you wear or use all day long for many years and rely on for your appearance, speaking, self-confidence and reasonable chewing? Designing a well made denture is challenging because each person is unique and a lot of time, analysis and planning goes into coming up with the best design for each patient. There is also great benefit in you providing input as you are able to see and try the denture out as it is being designed. Unfortunately, most dentures made elsewhere are based on a one design fits all and look like a denture and not real teeth.
In addition to treatment during your appointments, your dentures are made in conjunction with our own in-house dental technician who understands and works closely with us to ensure attention to detail and far superior workmanship than that available in any commercial dental laboratory. Our laboratory technicians are fully trained and use only the highest quality materials, equipment and techniques. The biggest advantage of our office laboratory is the personal communication, training, and supervision with the technician as your teeth are being made that only an in-house dental laboratory can achieve.
The best results are obtained when patients are informed about the dental services they require, are provided with proper care and have an opportunity to participate in the decision making process. We will provide help and guidance to maximize your result. Learning to use new dentures will take time and patience. We will do everything possible to help you through the transition phase. You are always welcome to contact our office.
In addition to traditional dentures, implants can often be used to help better support, stabilize and retain a denture in either the lower or upper jaw. Depending on the number of dental implants, different improvements are possible, sometimes with the denture still removable from the mouth and sometimes with the teeth fixed so they are not removable.
Don’t be misled: Do not expect your general dentist or a denturist to obtain the results routinely obtainable in our prosthodontic specialty office. General dentists try to stay on top of all the general routine treatments patients need but can’t be expected to be capable of providing specialized treatment. A denturist is not a doctor or specialist and only completes about a 16 month trade course that allows them to provide a cookbook approach to making ‘one style suits all’ dentures. An attempt to obtain specialty treatment from those without the appropriate training and experience is likely to create problems and regret.