In south Austin, at Austin Artistic Dental we strive very hard for people to keep all their teeth and we do everything we can to help our patients keep their mouths healthy. But sometimes it's too late, and the healthiest choice for some people is to remove most or all of their teeth. We understand that this is not an easy step for people, and Dr. Hulse and his staff are extremely understanding and not judgemental.
"My fear of dentists quickly went away as I was treated with care, and respect, office staff and doctor were amazing. My dream of new teeth is coming true!!!"
We also understand that most people are worried that their dentures will look fake or artificial. Dr. Hulse strives to make sure each set of dentures he creates is a work of art that enhances your smile, your face and self confidence in a NATURAL pleasing way.
There are many denture clinics, that claim to be "affordable" or quick. And this is their main sales point. When we look at recreating someones smile, we look at it as a way to change someones life, not as a quick cheap fix to a simple problem.
NOT ALL DENTURES ARE CREATED EQUAL
The top photo is the denture a patient of ours came in she got from one of the cheap denture clinics. We unfortunately see dentures like this all the time. The below is the replacement denture we made for her. The pictures speak for themselves.
So what makes our Cosmetic Dentures different then most?
Premium Natural teeth vs. Cheap teeth: there is a HUGE difference in how high-end teeth look compared to bargain-basement denture teeth. Cheap ones don't have the texture, and shape of premium teeth. They also usually don't shine like natural teeth. Often they are square and look like chicklets.
Cosmetically Sculpted Denture Gums vs. Cheap Pink Acrylic - Have you ever seen the gums on a cheap denture? They are flat and bright pink and look nothing like natural gums. You can can spot them from a mile away. The denture gums that we create have texture, and are contoured to match the shape of natural gums. Colors are added to make them appear life like as well.
Customized Teeth Arrangements - At Austin Artistic Dental each denture's teeth are chosen by the dentist and the patient together, to make them appear natural.
The patient is given choices of tooth size,shape and color. We often compare them to photos of your old teeth to make you appear as the best version of yourself. Not as if someone elses teeth were just shoved in your mouth. Cheap dentures often all appear exactly the same. They look like they came off an assembly line, not as if they were crafted to match YOUR face.
Custom fit and Excellent Chewing - While chewing with dentures is different then chewing with regular teeth, we try to set the teeth and get the fit to match where your gums and teeth used to be, so we can restore the youthful appearance and feel of your mouth. For many getting our Cosmetic Dentures will make you look 20 years younger.
To make ones denture more secure and chewing ability even better, placing dental implants for your denture to snap into, will make you much happier with your dentures. This is especially true of the lower denture. The bone in the lower jaw tends to go away quicker, so there is not a lot of support to hold the denture in. In south Austin, at Austin Artistic Dental we place many implants to help people hold in their dentures. Patients love them!
Below is a video showing an example of a denture supported by 4 implants.