At times, existing dentures can be rehabilitated to a better fit and function, and new dentures are not required. If new teeth are fabricated, Dr. Swanlund prefers to do most of the laboratory work himself, including the denture teeth setting, ensuring a desirable esthetic outcome. He insists on quality materials, which often results in many years of benefit.
Dr. Swanlund enjoys seeing his patients on yearly recalls to analyze any wear, make minor adjustments to maximize the lifespan of the dentures, and to confirm healthy tissues. He also likes to verify whether the best possible fit has endured. He finds it especially enjoyable to see his patients’ triumphant smiles on recall visits. He has had many cases with positive outcomes of ten, twenty, and even thirty years.