We have set the photos up as a slide show, if you press on the photo, you can proceed slide by slide and read the captions to get an idea what we did for the day.
The final dentures are back from Eliason Dental Lab and boy, do they look great! The dentures go in a little tight. Mike liked the idea of leaving them tight, and I agreed, knowing that I would see him in 24 hours for the routine denture check when we could start adjusting out the sore spots. Unfortunately, because of transportation issues we were not aware of, Mike was not able to come in for another week. I think it was a long sore week for him. If I had known about his transportation issues, I would have done things differently.
We send Mike home with a Fixodent® Denture Wearer Orientation Kit. We discussed denture adhesives. At the time, I thought he would not need any denture adhesive on his upper denture, and maybe just a tad on his lowers to hold them in place. We send Mike home to take them out for a test drive.
D Day is here — Delivery Day! Mike gets to take his dentures home.
Some minor adjustments are made before delivering the dentures. We are always very careful to make sure they are comfortable. We will have several more visits to adjust out the sore spots.
The final set is pretty close to what we had in the Wax Try-In visit last time.
Photo from the side showing how the upper and lower teeth engage. Everything looks ideal.
On the upper arch, we had Mike chew on articulating paper, to check on where his denture is chewing.
Looking at the lower arch, we had Mike chew on articulating paper, to check on where his denture is chewing.
If you look real closely, you can see that tooth No. 9 has dropped a bit. I know during denture fabrication that teeth can shift in the final stages. Some of our patients like having teeth that are set irregularly because they look more like “normal” teeth, and some patients would prefer that they be set to optimal perfection. If Mike prefers, I can take a sanding disk and polish No. 9 to make the two central teeth perfectly symmetrical.
Taking some final photos.
AND just a few more photos.
Just a few more photos.
Mike has a beautiful smile …
. . and a wonderful laugh!
We always send our patients home with a Fixodent® Denture Wearer Orientation Kit. The kit comes with a denture bath, denture cleanser tablets, 0.35-oz tube of Fixodent Adhesive, Oral-B denture brush and an information sheet on how and why to use an adhesive.
The kit comes with a Denture bath,
Denture cleanser tablets,
0.35-oz tube of Fixodent Adhesive,
Oral-B denture brush,
Information sheet on “how and why to use an adhesive”.
The upper and lower denture fit at their optimal best. Sometimes it may be necessary to get a little help from some dental adhesive to hold the dentures in place. Before Mike left, I placed a light coating of Super Wenets Denture Adhesive Powder on his lowers only.
We are done! Now Mike needs to take them home and eat with them.
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Everyone in the office was so thoughtful and nice. Dr. Medina was as well. He asked very important questions during my first visit that made me feel confident he listened to my answers and was willing to meet all my needs. In the end,, we came up with a great dental plan that also included Invisaline for straightening my teeth. I am very excited!!read more
ANOTHER GREAT VISIT! I have been going to Seasons for quite awhile now, and every visit just gets better and better. It seems like every time I go they have new technology or a new trick to make my visit smooth and painless, while providing cutting-edge care. Kim was awesome as usual and my cleaning was quick and didnt hurt a bit. THANKS SEASONS OF SMILES.read more
Everyone that works here is passionate about the job they perform and the Dr. Is a perfectionist ! The Quality Dental Program alone is an affordable plan to consider and this office offers it. Check them out !!!!read more
My husband and I have been patients at Seasons of Smiles since 1999. I cannot say enough about how comfortable and confident we are as patients. The entire office is kind, competent, and skilled. We are always totally trusting and satisfied with our treatment from the time of the phone call to leaving the office. The entire office is responsive and without fail follows up.We highly recommend this office. You will feel like well cared for family, as we do.read more
Fantastic! I always have a good feeling when I leave the office. My last visit was very successful and kind of fun! We played musical chairs! LOL I was in and out in record time and my problem was fixed. Thanks Michelle! Always nice to visit with you Nellie, we always have a laugh together.
They got me in the day I called! Very thorough, knowledgeable and kind. Medina is my favorite by far out of any dentist, any doctor I have ever had. He was personable, sensitive and I didn’t feel rushed at all. The nurses were all wonderful as well and were sensitive to the fact that I hadn’t been to a dentist in years and was nervous. They explained everything before they did it and talked me through everything. I felt like their only priority was me at the moment and they weren’t mentally somewhere else and that’s rare to find.
5 stars in spite of the fact the dentist is not my favorite place to go. My great experience started from the initial call to Nellie...working with my availability and making it happen. Dr. Medina and Michelle were amazing. They made a difficult visit as easy as they could with sincerity and compassion. I will definitely be making the call to completely change my dental provider to Seasons of Smiles.
Best experience I've ever had at any type of doctor or dentist. The staff was more than accommodating and went above and beyond to make my children and I feel comfortable. Dr. Medina was awesome. Highly recommend this office.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff at Seasons of Smiles. Everybody is friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Medina and Michelle were so patient and gentle with my seven year old daughter. Thank you for the great care.
Dr Medina and his staff always treat me with the utmost courtesy and respect. They are upfront and honest about the treatment needed. I've had some pretty bad experiences with dentists in my past but at Seasons of Smiles I am always made to feel comfortable and cared about. Thank you all so very much for such great care.
Everyone there is very professional. Always fits me in when necessary . The office is always spotless. The hygienist is very thorough and gentle. Nellie is always pleasant and a great first person to represent the office when people come in !!!!
(this is Diane) I have been using this office for the past 17 years. I have never once even considered finding someone else to be my dentist. They are kind, smart, dependable, and fun! Thank you for making all my fears vanish!
They were so great about getting me in same day because I was in so much pain. The staff was super nice and so passionate and patient. They took the time to hear my concerns and really cared about the fact that I was in pain and not just another check coming in. Dr. Medina was so nice and thoughtful, patient and kind. That is the kind of person you want taking care of your teeth!
My family has been going to Dr. Medina for many years. Nellie has always been so accommodating with making the appointments for the whole family. She calls and sends out reminders for the visits. She is friendly and is happy to see you when you walk into the office. Our hygienists ( We have seen Kim and Michele) are kind and are very gentle. They care about you when you are in their chair and make you feel at home. Dr. Medina always comes in at the end of every cleaning. He goes over any treatment plan and spends time going over any questions that you have. He cares about you as a person, not just another patient. Seasons of Smiles even sends out birthday cards with all of their signatures. My family has always had great experiences and we will continue to be patients of Seasons of Smiles. It is a great place!
10/13/15: My family have been patients of Dr. Medina for 20 years. From the minute you walk in with Nellie's friendly greeting and making you feel like more than a number, to the knowledgeable hygienist (Kim this time) who take the time to answer ALL my questions, to Dr. Medina who will take the time to explain procedures and listens to concerns to give me quality dental care. This office seems to be genuinely concerned with preventative care: Save the tooth, don't replace it. I like that I am not a number in this office. Thanks.