Thursday, September 11, 2008

You don't have to put up with painful dentures!

When you pay a dentist for dentures, you deserve to receive comfortable, well fitting and functional dentures. Sure, there may be a couple of sore spots that show up, but your dentist should be encouraging you to come in as soon as there is anything that hurts.

Unfortunately, many dentists just want to forget you were their patient once they've delivered your expensive dentures. Why? Because every time you sit in that chair for an adjustment, they are not making "new" money on you (or some other patient).

Several people I have talked to feel that their dentist is "doing everything possible to make me comfortable"......people, if they had done it right from the beginning you would not be going through this! There's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and today's dental students are not taught very much about dentures....including how to do impressions properly!

There is no leeway when doing impressions for dentures!! If not done EXACTLY right, the dentures will never fit properly. A tiny micro-millimeter mistake in the measurement could create a lot of trouble down the road.

The answer to all this? Find a denturist to make your dentures. And make the dentist who does a bad job refund your money!! File a complaint with the Dental Association of your state. Do NOT just walk away, put the bad dentures in a drawer and then go to someone else and pay for new dentures (which also may never fit right)! Let's work together to make the dental industry STOP ripping off denture wearers!

Contace me on this blog and I will get back with you!