Not all dentists care about dentures or denture patients. For many dentists, dentures are something of an afterthought, something that, literally, marks the failure of dentistry, because patients have previously lost all their teeth. And, with the advent of dental implants, many dentists think that they don’t have to worry about dentures anymore (even though implants need dentures
Obviously, if a dentist doesn’t really care about dentures or denture patients, you’re more likely to get poor care, especially follow-up care for adjustments. But there are still some dentists out there who care about dentures and denture patients. Here are some tips for finding them:
Investment in Additional Training
One of the first signs that a dentist cares about dentures is that they have taken additional training to perform the procedure properly. Obviously, we believe that Denture Fountain of Youth® dentists are the best, but there are other courses out there that can help dentists get better at their craft.
If you don’t see any of this type of training, then it’s likely the dentist hasn’t taken the time to learn how to become a better denture dentist, and they’re just working with the knowledge they got in dental school, where dentures are barely touched on.
Not “Cheap” Dentures
A dentist who advertises cheap dentures doesn’t really care about dentures, he cares about money, and assumes that’s all that matters to you, too. Instead, a dentist who cares about dentures will focus on aspects of the quality of dentures, such as their appearance, fit, and function. They may mention affordability, but it’s secondary.
Before and After Pictures
Next, look for before and after images of denture patients on the site. Any dentist who is proud of the work they’re doing with denture patients will be collecting images of the dentures cases they’ve done in the past. In most cases, you should be able to see these on the website, but in many cases you might have to go into the office to see all their most recent cases.
Ask the Dentist
Finally, make sure you ask the dentist how they feel about dentures, and gauge their response. If they’re excited about doing denture cases, ask them why. If you get the feeling that this is a dentist who truly loves doing dentures and is excited to be doing them, then they might be a good choice for you.
If you are looking for a dentist that really cares about dentures, please contact a local Denture Fountain of Youth® dentist today.