magnets and hinges and dentures, OH MY!
A while back, we made a HINGE denture.
We were presented with a case for a patient with very limited jaw expansion as well as limited hand dexterity. The combination prevented a conventional denture from being a workable solution.
Never give up though, right?
After research and teamwork from a few of our denture technicians and quality control members, our hinge denture was created.
The maxillary appliance opened and closed on hinges - allowing for a narrow path of insertion and full expansion once inside the mouth.
The mandibular provided a similar hinge and insertion experience with the anterior teeth sliding and anchoring on once in the mouth.
Needless to say, we were thrilled with the design and the opportunity for the patient!
This is what we come to work for every day.
Each appliance helps in some way - even if it's just a sports guard.
We enjoy what we do!
Never give up, right?....
That's what we said when we heard back from the dentist shortly after delivery to say that the design and fit were wonderful...but functionally, the hinge just didn't cut it functionally for the patient's dexterity.
Thus, the MAGNET denture was born!
And trust me, it was equally as exciting to go to the drawing boards and lab benches with this one. This magnet denture works wonderfully for all of the same indications and solutions.
Just because something doesn't fit, doesn't mean it can't work!