A special focus of our practice is bringing smiles to patients with denture problems. Having previously owned and operated a denture lab, Dr. Zobrist understands the difficulties that many patients with dentures experience, and has since devoted a significant portion of his practice to improving denture comfort and care.
By utilizing CAD/CAM technology versus traditional methods, Dr. Zobrist has developed a unique process to design and create natural-looking dentures that fit better and are more durable. To begin, a 3D printed copy of the patient’s original denture or an impression is made as a starting point to design the new denture. This digitally printed copy denture is then modified to correct any deficiencies in the teeth or denture base. It is then lined with an impression material that slowly conforms to provide a very accurate impression of the mouth. This trial denture is then digitally scanned and a prototype denture is designed and created, which is evaluated for appearance, fit and function. This Prototype denture can be worn home and used by the patient for several weeks. This customized technique allows Dr. Zobrist to pinpoint any concerns that the patient might have before the final denture is fabricated.
To save you the discomfort and embarrassment of enduring a broken denture, or worse yet, a lost denture, It may be wise to consider having a duplicate set of dentures made for a small fee. This denture makes it possible to keep a spare set of dentures just in case the original denture is lost or must be sent out for repair. Digitally duplicated dentures save the inconvenience of having to the whole process over again as well as large cost savings.
In addition to designing new dentures, we offer many other helpful solutions for patients with dentures or partials. These include: