I’ve had a lower denture for six years. Last November, my dentist placed the upper denture. Both my upper and lower dentures show when I smile. But the dentures are two different colors. My dentist had the upper denture re-done in December, but the color is noticeably different. He says that I should get used to the color despite my complaints because he cannot keep sending the denture back. I want a refund. Am I being unreasonable to ask for my denture teeth to match? – Thank you. Lena from Albany, GA
We are sorry to hear about your experience with mismatched dentures. Your dentist seems unconcerned about aesthetics and how you feel about your smile. This is not the dentist for you. Although most dentists lack the advanced training to produce beautiful dentures, they are concerned with what their patients think.
What to Do If Your Implant Denture Teeth Do Not Match
If your implant denture teeth do not match, look for a dentist with advanced cosmetic dentistry training. The dentist will find the exact shade to match your bottom dentures. They will take pictures and give precise instructions to a dental ceramist at a lab to achieve a match. And it is possible to match your implant denture, but you need a skilled cosmetic dentist to do it.
We recommend scheduling consultations with at least two cosmetic dentists for an examination and to discuss your option. If your current dentist is unconcerned about getting your denture color to match, he probably will not be willing to give you a refund, but you can ask.
You can get natural-looking cosmetic dentures with high-quality materials and teeth that complement your smile. And your dentist will ensure the denture base fits your implants precisely. But if your current dentist will not admit his responsibility, be prepared to pay for a new denture out of pocket.
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