If you are considering having dentures made then please read the following excerpt from Wikipedia
“The fabrication of a set of complete dentures is a challenge for any Dentist/Denturist, including those who are experienced… it takes considerable patience and experience for a dentist to know how to make a denture, and for this reason it may be in the patient’s best interest to seek a specialist, either a prosthodontist or denturist, to make the denture.”
To explain further, a Denturist is a North American term given to professionals such as ourselves, Clinical Dental Technicians. As Wikipedia suggests, our distinct advantages are two-fold. Firstly, we only make dentures direct to the public and as such are considerably experienced.
Secondly, many of us fabricate the dentures ourselves in our own laboratories.
Quite frequently when I am preparing a job in the laboratory, my time with the patient dictates the outcome. By having seen the patient directly, it is easier to get the best result at every step.
A Denturist is a trained and licensed professional who sees patients in need of dentures, partials, relines or repairs. A Denturist not only takes the impression, but makes the entire denture in their own laboratory. The Denturist then schedules the patient for delivery of the finished dentures.
To elaborate, making a good set of complete dentures can involve five to nine appointments. In between many of these appointments, the Technician is required to make or create either a custom fitting tray, a bite block or set the teeth. By performing these tasks under one roof and by the same individual, no detail is lost.
This results in a superior outcome for the patient.
A general dentist may do a good job making dentures, but only if he or she is meticulous and usually he or she must be experienced. Many Dentists no longer make dentures themselves.
We receive significant referrals from Dentists. This validates the above statement. Many conscientious Dentists will refer patients to us directly as they are aware that the results will be exceptional. In the spirit of obtaining the best possible result for the patient, we will refer patients for dental issues outside our expertise to Dentists we trust and respect.
If you need Dentures, feel free to call us today to book an appointment or visit our contact page.