Dentists and Denturists

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This message is for those contemplating getting full upper or lower dentures or both. I now have a full upper denture and a lower partial denture. I have worn partials for more than 30 years, and because of that I've been able to adjust more easily than I might have been able to otherwise. Here's the point. I've had really good dentists for a long time, and one of them allowed me to establish a relationship with a denturist that he thought a lot of. He retired, and I had to find a new dentist. When I decided to get a full upper denture, I asked what denturist (dental lab) she used. She used the same one I had been working with for more than 30 years. That sealed it. If you're contemplating going to dentures, check out the denturist as well as the dentist. My opinion is that you should locate one of each. Good dentists are like good professionals everywhere, and they know their limitations. There may be great dentists who are great denturists, but they are exceedingly rare. Joseph
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joan rosenblatt

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Denturists are the way to go.  When making dentures or partials the Dentist really is like a third party person.  If anyone lives in Queens, New York I have a really good one.  If u r interested leave me a message on this site.
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I wish I had known about a denturist 14 months ago. The Denturist I seen yesterday was GREAT! I have spent so much money on dentist, oral surgeon , prosthodontist, pastes, glues, on line adhesives. All for nothing.. I threw away close to $10,000.. makes me sick.
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joan rosenblatt

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Here is how I look at it.  We have all spent soooo much money on trying to find the best way to go with dentures,  If we are lucky we find a good denturist and always believe what he says because they are the ones who tell the truth.  Not cheap but what is.
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I work for a Denturist in Canada. I've learned over the year on this forum that there are not many states in the USA that allow Denturists/Denture Clinics. That's unfortunate for many. There are Dental Labs that have RDT's (Registered Dental Technicians) that can not legally see patients directly. Or at least here in Canada. A Denturist is someone that is "step above" an RDT and is licensed to see someone directly in person. When a Dentist uses a Dental Lab someone has to pay that fee and I don't know any Dentist that will pay. So unfortunately the patient gets that fee plus a little more "for who knows what" added to their treatment plan.  I have worked in a Lab and also at a Dentist. Now that I've experienced all 3 I highly recommend to see a Denturist for Dentures if you can. It should be more cost effective and you're going right to the source. They see you, know the shape of your face, your existing teeth or worn denture and you can choose your teeth together and go through the process together. A Denturist should do there best to help improve your oral health and smiling and eating again. Crowns, implants, bridges etc have to be sent to a Lab by law but find your Denturist if you can. Most of them are so passionate in what they do and honestly want to help people through their journey.
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les

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Thank you. I agree with everything.
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Theta, NW coast USA

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Indeed. The denturist / dentures clinic is truly THE primary relationship we need throughout this at least year-long process.
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Monica Wills

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Dentures are really great for those who don't have teeth. They can reshape your face.
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Theta, NW coast USA

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And, they can misshape your face also.