Before any work can be done for patient, Ted G. Dalios will have an open discussion with a patient to assess their expectations and needs. A preliminary intra-oral examination is preformed to assess the clinical situation, then a treatment plan with clear outcomes is devised. The utmost care is taken by Ted and his well trained team to assure that the patient is informed of all the options available, and that the dignity and choices of patients are always respected. After reaching informed consent to provide the required removable prosthetic services the process of making the denture/appliance can begin. The Chatham Denture Specialists offer a free – no obligation consultation to all potential patients.
If any oral disease is prevalent, or preparation- or restoration-work is needed on natural teeth, or if it is necessary or appropriate for what-ever reason, the patient will be referred to the appropriate professional health specialist, to assure that the patient is in good oral health before commencing with the measurement procedures of denture provision.
Periodic assessment and maintenance of the appliance is scheduled by the team at the Chatham Denture Specialists after the completion of the procedures involved in the manufacture and delivery of the appliance. Any manifestation of oral pathology or any other medical condition will be referred to the appropriate health professional. Updating denture wearer’s medical and dental history is a significant segment of our patient files. Changes in medical and or dental health may affect the fit and function of dentures. Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities. Changes in tissue and bone can occur for a number of reasons. Ill-fitting dentures may cause further bone and tissue changes. We can assess and recommend solutions for patients to consider.
Poorly fitting dentures can lead to bite problems, speech impediments or tissue irritations. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. The team at the Chatham Denture Specialists are expertly qualified to assess existing dentures for structural integrity such as cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth. They can provide advice regarding a course of action to remedy such situations, including repair, relining, cleaning and general maintenance of appliances. The team at Chatham Denture Specialists will also provide education to patients on how to clean and care for their dentures and mouth cleaning-procedures.