Dentures – Prosthetist or Dentist?
While it is true that dentists do a small amount of training in making dentures as part of getting their qualifications, in the clinical setting they do NOT make dentures they only FIT dentures made by a commercial laboratory either in Australia or overseas.
This means that the person making your dentures is not the person who is fitting your dentures. This may result in dentures that are not made specifically to your individual needs.
Dentures are also a very small part of what a dentist would do as part of their clinical caseload. Therefore, they are not as experienced in designing and fitting dentures or helping patients through the rehabilitation period.
A dental prosthetist on the other hand is a specialist denture health professional. It is literally all they do. There is nothing about the consultation, design, construction, fitting and rehabilitation of removable dental prosthetics that a dental prosthetist is not experienced in.
The fact that the person who sees you is the same person who is involved in every step of the denture process ensures that the result is one that is right for you.
As part of their clinical expertise, dental prosthetists work very closely with your dentist so that any work being done on remaining natural teeth complements the denture design.
As a bonus, coming directly to a dental prosthetist for your dentures can be much more cost effective than having them made by a dentist.
So be bold and inform your dentist that, while you are happy for him to look after your natural teeth, you want to have your dentures made directly by a dental prosthetist.
Come to the experts at Dentures Direct Ballina and get the result you deserve. Contact us today!