I wanted to share with you our new article that came out this month in the Winter Edition of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. This is a peer reviewed article that is criticized prior to us publishing it. I happened to be the co-author alongside a fantastic denture technician, Eugene Royzengurt. Eugene has a denture/ removable prosthetic laboratory in Sandy, Utah. Together, we decided to write an article focusing on high end cosmetic dentures. Right now, in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, especially in the areas of Southlake, Keller, North Richland Hills, Westlake, and in general, the Northeast Tarrant County, there are not many offices offering these type of services.
Currently, the major marketing push to offer dentures to those in need, come from the lower cost "denture clinics." The way that these clinics are able to cut their costs so much, is because they are using lower cost materials that have limited longevity, cutting corners when it comes to the appointment and record taking processes, and hiring low cost and possibly unlicensed labor to fabricate the actual dentures. Don't misunderstand me - there is a market and a need for these types of services, most definitely and I have nothing against this type of practice method. However, we are offering better and higher quality options. I know that this may not resonate with some and some may disagree with me but, I know this from the mere fact that I used to own a "denture clinic" that I recently sold.
Lets talk about the materials of the dentures manufactured at these clinics for a few minutes. Teeth: the teeth that are generally used are a lower cost plastic tooth that only come in a few shades and have no characterizations. This makes the tooth appear not "life like" and not natural. In addition, generally, these types of clinics use only one shape of tooth and arrange them the same for each individual. This ends up giving most folks that "classic denture" look. The acrylic that is used to hold the teeth together is usually one shade and not characterized. Sometimes this ends up not being the right color for the type of skin tone that the individual has.
Right now, our office works with some of the most skilled laboratories in the world. We have been able to do this by fostering relationships over the past few years with these individuals and our relationships are second to none. In addition, we have and offer multiple solutions for denture retention and replacement of entire sets of teeth! I will try to blog over the next few weeks and tell you what solutions we have to offer, why they are different and what sets them apart. I look forward to venturing on this journey with you as I feel the need for these types of treatments are growing at a fast pace!
In the meantime, please read our article that starts on page 48 of the Journal. It is very technical, but you are more than welcome to just look at the pictures! The first set of pictures shows a conventional denture that some would say looks decent, but if you look at the final photos, you can see what a transformation that we made in her life. A great story with a great result!
Again, if you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a call! 817-812-2082
Click on the link to read the article! - JCD Article Chad Perry, DDS
Posted on Mon, March 30, 2015
by Chad Perry filed under