Your oral health can have a big impact on your day-to-day life. If you are in a place where you will need dentures in the near future then you know firsthand what type of impact oral problems can have. Many people suffer with discomfort, self-consciousness, and sometimes serious pain before taking the step to get dentures. Properly fitting dentures can provide you with a comfortable and confident smile. The key is to get dentures that are designed well so they feel comfortable and look good. The dentist you choose to fit you for dentures is the key component for getting well-fitting dentures. In Gettysburg you have a number of options when it comes to choosing a dentist. Take your time and look into the reputation, experience, and training of anyone you are considering. You will wear your dentures every single day so it is worth the effort to make sure you find the right dentist for the job.
In our ‘always connected’ world it is easy to find reviews of any dentist you are considering. You can look at reviews and testimonials on their website or simply search their name and see what pops up. In addition to online reviews, ask for the opinions of people you know personally who use the dentist you are considering. Online reviews are valuable but a recommendation from a friend or family member carries a lot more weight. A dentist that consistently serves patients well will have a proven reputation throughout the community.
Take experience into account
Experience is always an important element when choosing a dentist. But, when you are choosing a dentist to fit you for dentures, experience matters even more. A dentist with experience fitting dentures will know how to execute the technical aspects while also considering the aesthetic elements of your smile. At the end of the day, you need a set of dentures that fit well, allow you to eat the foods you want, and smile with confidence. Choosing a dentist with experience in this area gives you the best chance of achieving those goals.
Look at training and education
All dentists get some experience with dentures in dental school. But, there are some that choose to go above and beyond that training and become certified as prosthodontists. A prosthodontist spends an additional three years in school to get specialized training in helping people who need dentures, dental implants, and other types of technically difficult procedures. When you choose a prosthodontist to fit you for dentures you will have someone with years of additional training helping you get your new smile.
In Gettysburg you may be able to find several dentists with good reputations and lots of experience. But, if you want to work directly with a prosthodontist you will find that they are few and far between. Fortunately, Dr. Berger is a prosthodontist right here in Gettysburg who has a stellar reputation and extensive experience. You can learn all about Dr. Berger’s education and experience by visiting her bio page at Samuels Dental Arts. Well-fitting dentures can make a huge difference in your quality of life. It is worth the time and effort to find the dentist who will design, fit, and manufacture dentures that will meet all of your needs.
Julie C Berger, DDS, MA, FACP is a local Gettysburg dentist and a board certified prosthodontist specialist. She is a former full time instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.