Koeppel Dental Group’s expertise in prosthetic devices and advanced denture treatment is due to the extensive research in the best methods and materials by Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group. We offer a wide range of affordable denture choices, from function centered basic dentures to cosmetic makeover dentures.
Cosmetic Makeover Denture Teeth
Many are aware that there are denture clinics all around the country that extract teeth and fabricate dentures for a fixed price. Many, however, are not aware of the differences in esthetic appearance, patient comfort denture quality and function. Denture Clinics use mass production laboratories that do not cater to the specific needs of each individual patient. Many problems can arise with this such as ill-fitting dentures, constant bleeding, painful biting, excessive use of adhesives, TMJ, headaches, migraines, and an off-kilter bite are a few that usually result in not wearing the dentures.
Differences in Denture Clinics and Dental Offices In a dental office, such as Koeppel Dental Group, there is always sufficient time for minimally invasive extractions, bone leveling, grafting, ridge splitting, and sedation. In dental clinics, none of this occurs. Teeth are taken out using conventional procedures regardless of what the patient could benefit from. In most dental offices, patient care is the number one priority and everything is centered on that patient at the time of their appointment. Denture clinics see many patients an hour, and do everything they can to have you, the patient, in and out as quickly as possible. The importance of removing diseased tissue and leveling the bone all the way around is imperative for proper fitting dentures. The amount of pain and frustration the patient will inevitably endure directly relates to how much work is done during the initial operation.
Denture Teeth-Natural Esthetics-Strong
Premium grade dentures are only fabricated at dental offices, not denture clinics. The dentist works closely with the lab creating a perfectly fitting denture with esthetically pleasing results. A series of 3-5 impressions is taken for optimal retention. An initial training denture or immediate denture is utilized to help the patient get used to wearing dentures, while gum shrinkage occurs. The denture acrylic is made from exact shades matching the patients current gum tissue.
With brighter and more feminine gorgeous teeth, Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group, was able to transform her to a more vibrant, youthful look. Her smile now exudes beauty, her bite is more functional, speech is better, and her lip is nicely supported.
Teeth are made to exact specifications of the patient in material such as fine porcelain or high-grade acrylic, having proper anatomy and translucency characterized to fit that individual for beauty and strength.
Denture laboratories are able to work on a case-by-case basis perfecting each individual case on an articulator (bite simulator) for optimal bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Special speech and phonetics testing is done to assure patient is able to speak correctly. Unlimited visits for adjustments and soft relines are provided for upmost patient comfort. Upgradable dentistry is available upon patient request (attaching the denture to implants in the future).
Dr. Jack Turbyfill, a world-renowned denture expert and prosthodontist, developed the Turbyfill denture method, which he learned from Dr. Earl Pound. This method allows the dentists at Koeppel Dental Group to create dentures that balance occlusion (bite) and esthetics and accommodate the loss of bone and gum tissue. This specific protocol captures a patient’s mouth while eating, resting, chewing, and speaking making them incredibly comfortable.
Low Cost Dentures
Koeppel Dental Group also offers very affordable standard dentures, focused on function more than esthetics. They are fabricated at our office using the same detailed techniques as cosmetic dentures and the patients receive the same personalized time and care.
However, at denture clinics, they use cheaper material, allow for minimal patient time and adjustments, offer only local anesthesia, and take fewer impressions to save on material. This means the denture process is not as thorough and the denture will not fit very well. Also, if you need to get back in for an adjustment or reline they will charge you because that is not allotted into their fixed price. The laboratories they use mass-produce dentures, so it’s more or less a one size fits all. Cases are not mounted on an articulator and optimal bite relationship is almost never achieved and left to guess work. The teeth are made from plastic or inexpensive materials and the acrylic is not made to match the gum tissue. There is no speech or phonetics testing and there usually is no ability for upgradable dentistry or to attach implants to this denture in the future.
|Entry Level Denture||Premium,Grade Denture|
|Denture Clinic Product||Customized,Laboratory Product|
|Cheap Materials||Only Premium Materials|
|Bite Not Taken Into Consideration||Precise Alignment and Bite|
|Made in 2-3 Visits||Made is 4-7 Visits|
|One Impression at Surgery for Time Efficiency Not Patient Comfort||Impressions,After Surgery and Gum Shrinkage to Ensure Proper Fit and Comfortability|
|Static Impression - Does Not Account for Chewing and Speaking||Functional Impression - Accounts for Chewing and Speaking|
|Plastic and Standard Teeth||Acrylic and Customized Teeth|
|One Shade of Pink Gums||Characterized Gums with Many Colors to Mimic Gums|
|Not Made on Articulator - Bite Problems||Articulator (Bite Simulator) Used Throughout Fabrication - Perfect Bite|
|Speech - Phonetics Testing Unavailable||Speech - Phonestics Tested Throughout Process|
|Special Aesthetics Unavailable||Customized Teeth Shade, Shape and Positon Always Offered|