Denturists provide treatments that are the only denture related whether they are fixed or removable dentures. Their scope of practice largely revolves around complete dentures, partial dentures, immediate dentures, and implant dentures. Generally, denturists construct and build more than 30 dentures during their schooling, giving them the opportunity to experience many different cases before graduation – both difficult and easy ones. Denturists generally keep the lab work in-house allowing them to see how their professionally constructed dentures look in the patient’s mouth. Having both patient feedback and access to a lab, a denturist can easily and quickly customize the dentures to meet patient esthetic expectations and biofunctional needs. The skill and knowledge that denturists use to take detailed impressions, and record precise measurements contribute to the successfulness of denture treatments. Denturists dedicate all their time and efforts to provide you with a denture made just for you.
To quote Bruce Lee, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Ultimately it is up to you to decide who you want to complete your denture treatment. What you should consider is how well the dental professional listens, informs you of your treatment options, and how comfortable and confident you are in the dental professional. “Will your dental professional help you along the whole journey with your dentures?”
You should ask and know about the different types of dentures and how the dentures you will receive are made, whether they are conventional dentures or a personal biofunctional denture. It is also very good to know what materials will be used throughout the process as the materials can determine how successful the dentures will be and how long the dentures will last. Finding a dental professional who is up to date on their denture treatment skills and education also plays a big part of the successfulness of the treatment. Lastly, you should feel as comfortable as possible throughout the whole treatment processes.
You have the right to accept denture treatment from the dentist which could be based on reasons of convenience or trust with the dentist. You also, however, have the right to decline denture treatment from the dentist and look elsewhere. Another option is to let your dentist know you would like for them to collaborate with a denturist on your denture treatment.