At our dental office, we offer general services as well as one-day treatments for our patients, striving to have each person leave with a better, brighter, healthier smile.
Dr. K. Randy Martin and Dr. Barton Kaufman all welcome you to The Family Dentist online! Here, our dentists will treat you with the care you deserve. We are always willing to lend an ear and work with a patient’s needs and desires, all to the best of our ability. Our dental team is kind and courteous, putting their energy towards helping our patients. They also strive to serve our community and offer bilingual services in both English and Spanish.
“This was my first appointment, having been with another dentist for over 40 years. The Family Dentist was so kind, helpful in questions I asked and let me know how my teeth looked after they cleaned them. I want to personally thank them for their professional knowledge regarding my teeth...”
— Deborah M.
If you are contemplating new dentures we are here to provide answers to questions concerning expectations and apprehensions, whether you already have had your teeth extracted or are planning to have your dentures made prior to your teeth being extracted. Dentures that are inserted into your mouth directly after extractions are called “immediate dentures.”
Inserting dentures immediately after extractions is very common practice. Many patients have their dentures inserted the same day their teeth are extracted. Our first step will be to provide you with an evaluation, orientation and a question and answering session. It is best to plan ahead so that our surgeon and denture provider can coordinate a personalized treatment plan. With your assistance, we will determine a treatment that will fit your needs and allow enough time to custom manufacture your dentures and schedule your extraction as well as denture insertion appointment accordingly. After your teeth have been extracted and your new teeth are finally inserted into your mouth, we not only give you a thorough orientation, but invite you back at for follow-up support and additional adjustments as needed.
Those who are seeking to replace their current set of dentures may have been through one or two previous sets. These denture wearers are usually looking to reproduce desirable characteristics of an existing set or may want their provider to make improvements. The Family Dentist has the experience, artistic talent and facilities to meet these kinds of challenges, no matter how difficult with our in-house lab.
Unlike many denture providers, we make sure to catch appearance inconsistencies before dentures are completed. This is accomplished at the wax try-in stage. It may be helpful to bring a friend along who has ability to help them evaluate their smile. All necessary changes need to be made before the dentures go to the next stage where the pink wax will be replaced with a gum color acrylic (irreversible). We assist our patients, using a mirror, to make every expression possible, such as: smiling frowning, laughing, talking, pronouncing words, thus making sure of an improved life-like smile.
When dentures are custom fitted and manufactured with skill and accuracy, implants are seldom needed for success. However, our denture implant training is vast and comprehensive when needed. We have access to all types of implants and implant techniques. Additionally, implants always work best when dentures are built with accuracy.
With today’s technology, partials come in many styles and designs; deriving from various materials. Equipoise partial dentures are precisely manufactured using advanced technological and engineering principles. They are made of a highly biocompatible metal alloy, specially designed to enhance the longevity and health of your remaining natural teeth, yet they are extremely life-like; showing no metal to onlookers. Flexible partials are another type of partial dentures; made from materials similar to nylon. These partials can be worn successfully without any metal at all. Success of various designs and types of partial dentures vary greatly from one individual to another. A comprehensive evaluation is the most critical ingredient for personalized, success and longevity in wearing a partial denture.
Problematic dentures are dentures that for some reason, give you problems. They could be too loose, too tight, full of sharp spots, cause gagging, not allowing you to chew your favorite foods, not staying in well or a host of other problems. We have experience in identifying and remedying these kinds of problems. As a matter of fact patients who have gotten dentures and partials elsewhere have often come to us to have their dentures adjusted and straightened out. Often times the denture problem may be just a minor one.
We incorporate special techniques that enhance the retention, stability and comfort of lower dentures without use of messy denture adhesives. One technique that really works to make lower dentures stay in better is the Comfa-Grip system. Other successful techniques are also available for providing positive results for patients who have trouble keeping their lowers snug.
Denture stability begins with comfortable and snuggly fitting upper dentures, instilling confidence in denture wearers when they smile, speak and eat their favorite foods. With today’s technology, achieving that is relatively easy. However lower dentures will never fit and function correctly without the upper dentures first having adequate retention.
Many conditions interfere with comfort in wearing dentures. The dentures could be too tight, too loose, rough, overextended in one of its borders or a host of other problems. The patient could be hyper sensitive to the dentures or maybe to the materials that the dentures are made from. The Family Dentist is experienced in providing solutions that work for you.
There are vast arrays of denture materials that in the hands of experienced denture providers can achieve many positive results in denture care. Our highly experienced denture technologist is quite knowledgeable of these materials. Having well rounded backgrounds in modern denture materials along with successful track records are essential in order for a denture practitioner to achieve effective results.
Our team has unsurpassed knowledge and experience in denture care, however, all of that is to no avail if your best interest isn’t our first priority. Rest assured that we are here to serve your needs to the best of our ability. We will always take the time to listen to our denture clients and use our professional skills so that they will ultimately look good, feel good and be able to enjoy their favorite foods. We treat all of our denture patients like family.
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