Are All Dentures The Same?

Not all dentures are made the same way.  Many new materials have been developed to make dentures stronger and to make them look better longer.  That’s good for everyone, but for most people, they just want a great fit; they want to be able to eat better.  They want the denture to stay put on their ridges and not wobble around. In our practice, we have taken a page out of the past in many respects.  We do things a little bit different.  Whether like the “immediate” denture described below or one made after healing has been allowed or even for the next pair of dentures made after the old pair has worn out.  It’s how we take impressions.  I am old school.  I use a technique and an impression material that is well over 50 years old.  Well the impression material is not 50 years old, but this impression material was developed first over 50 years ago.  Most dentists will use “stock” trays; they fit anyone!  We use custom trays made from an initial impression.  We use “green stick” compound to develop the boarders of the denture to fit your mouth and only your mouth.  Then we use the special ingredient.   We use the only muco-static impression material ever marketed, zinc oxide paste.  Muco-static is a big word for the material does not displace or move the soft...

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