Dentures are a dental fitting that holds your artificial teeth in place. They can be removable or fixed (held securely by dental implants). Traditionally speaking, dentures have received some negative comments over the years, as they can be seen as uncomfortable and ill-fitting (but this can be because they were poorly made).
However, with today’s dental technology and a skilled dental technician, well-fitting, comfortable dentures are standard, and you can continue to enjoy your everyday life with no dental woes!
What does a dental technician do?
Dental technicians specifically create custom made restorative appliances, as well as repairing them. Dental Technicians require a great deal of technical skill, dexterity and even an artistic flair to create beautiful and natural-looking restorations. There are four main areas of a dental technician:
- Prosthodontic (dentures)
- Conservation (crowns/Bridges)
- Orthodontic (braces)
- Maxillo-facial (face reconstruction)
A skilled prosthodontic dental technician will custom make unique dentures for patients with their exact measurements, meaning they will be a perfect fit and comfortable.
Ascent Dental Care Denture Patient – Testimonial
“I am totally satisfied with the end result and would highly recommend this clinic! Some time ago, I had to replace my ill-fitting full lower denture. The denture I had at the time needed fixing in place before every meal and, even then, would compete with my food, very often winning. I gave the matter a great deal of thought and decided that my quality of life was important to me and did not relish always having this problem.
I had read a great deal about dental implants and decided to ask more about the procedure, how long it took and, of course, how much it would cost. An enquiry later got me a phone call from a dental practice in Dorridge, Ascent Dental Care Solihull; an appointment for an examination was made, and I arrived, with some trepidation, I might add, and was seen by Dr Faresh Desai. My fears left me as soon as we met, I felt completely at ease, and he explained the whole procedure to me. No further encouragement was needed. I said, ‘OK, let’s do it.’
I have, over my life, been to many dental practices, but this particular practice seemed different somehow, and that became more so as the appointments came and went. They listen, all of them. The date of the implant surgery came, but instead of feeling apprehensive, I felt excited. I sat down, was sedated, which was brilliant, and I woke to find it had all finished.
The Clinical Dental Technician who teams up with Faresh produces amazing dentures, the sort that you forget are in the mouth. A couple of months later came ‘fitting’ day, and it was an exciting experience. Working together, Faresh prepared my implants to accept the newly worked denture; nothing was overlooked. It was an experience like no other with regard to denture wearing.
I am totally satisfied with the end result and would highly recommend this clinic and the team who look after you completely. Well done, you guys!”
Peter R (aged 82 3/4)