Dentures

I have spent my professional life trying to help people from ever losing their natural teeth, if possible, in maximum comfort, function and natural beauty.  However, if they lose their teeth, I believe that their dentures should be constructed with attention to detail and with as much precision as possible. Allowing my patients to speak, smile, and dine with confidence in maximum comfort and function.

If you have tried everything and are not satisfied with your dentures, we may be able to help. If your dentures:

  • Are ill-fitting, uncomfortablel, and awkward to wear;
  • Are constantly loose, drop when you speak, or move when you try to chew;
  • Effect your speech and phonics;
  • Esthetically appear like dentures and not the smile you had, or now desire;
  • Are causing either of your jaw joints (TMJ) pain;
  • Move, loose, are painful, or don’t allow you to chew and swallow properly;
  • Then we may be able to help you using the Provisional Training Denture Technique.

The Traditional Approach to Making Dentures: It makes no difference where or when a dentist went to dental school, they were taught to make preliminary impressions, pour the casts and construct custom impression trays. The final impressions are completed after careful border molding. Next, base and rims are constructed and the midline is marked at chair side and a bite is registered (and not necessarily in harmony with your stable jaw joint position). The new casts are placed on a dental articular and the teeth are set. Then the patient returns for the wax try in and, if approved by the patient, their dentures are processed and delivered. Most times, this is when the trouble really begins with multiple adjustments and frustration of the patient. Or worse, the denture fabrication process has been streamlined to one set of impressions and same-day delivery of dentures that never feel right, or fit properly.

The Provisional Training Denture Technique differs significantly from the Traditional Approach to denture diagnosis, treatment and fabrication in four major ways:

  • The left and right temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) are verified to be in a stable condylar position. The condyle is the head of your lower jaw joints that fit and function at the base of your skull. Like a three-legged table, the left and right condyles form two of the legs and your dentures form the third leg. If both of these joints are not seated, your denture will never fit properly.
  • Speech and esthetics are utilized to position the anterior teeth and reestablish your missing anterior teeth from your toothless condition.
  • A lingualized posterior occlusion that allows balanced posterior bite when you chew and swallow.
  • Utilizes upper posterior teeth with short non-interfering cheek cusps that deflects the cheek tissue (so you don’t bite your cheeks) and sharp palatal cusps that allow chewing in shallow, open landing zones of lower posterior teeth.
  • Provisional (training) dentures are utilized to test the proposed fit, speech, chewing, swallowing, comfort, and esthetics, while treating any inflamed toothless tissues. They allow exquisite functional impressions to be made of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth. They also refine your ability to speak, smile, and chew.

These four basic differences address the fundamental shortcomings present in "Traditional Denture Technique", and the "One Day Denture Technique". If the occlusion is not managed properly, you will be a dental cripple in the lower arch due to loss of bone.

Our Location

2502 Hermitage Way Suite B, Louisville, KY, 40242

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Location

Monday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Thank you for all your lovely works and most relaxing atmosphere! Looking forward to my next visit. :)"
    Thyda L
  • "Excellent Dentist!
    I was so impressed with the knowledgeable staff and Dr Kurowski on the very my first visit. It’s evident they really care about your overall health with the additional testing. I highly recommend to check it out for yourself!"
    Kim B.
  • "Great Dentist
    I’ve been seeing Dr. K for almost 20 years and have never been disappointed. He takes time with me and does quality work. I highly recommend."
    Andy
  • "Tengo 5 meses yendo a la clinica del Dr. Kurowski y estoy muy feliz de haber encontrado un dentista que escucha y se toma el tiempo con sus pacientes. Yo tenia problemas de la mandibula y en poco tiempo me a ayudado a cambiar mi vida y ya no sufro con dolor. El doctor Kurowski es un Dr que a ganado mi confianza y lo recomiendo como dentista."
    Angelica F.
  • "Great Dentist. Very knowledgeable Dentist that puts his patients needs first. Gina is great too"
    Kyle B.
  • "Most remarkable dentist we have ever been to. He puts the needs and comfort of his patient above everything else. He is very knowledgeable about TMJ. My daughter had suffered in pain for years. We found Dr. K this year and what a difference he has made in her life. He keeps working till he finds a solution. He and his staff are wonderful, kind, caring people. What a God sent....."
    Vickie A.
  • "Very good experience
    I have had substantial work done by Dr. K. - his evaluation was more thorough than any I have experienced. He developed a detailed treatment plan, reviewed it with me, discussed options and the long term implications. He is very focused on the patient when doing his work, continued to ensure I was comfortable throughout, and explained what he was doing each step of the way. He was not in a hurry and I did not feel like I was "just another patient" - he cared about what he was doing for me."
    Mc
  • "Dental health relationships
    The past 10 years i have been a patient of Dr. Frank. He has always gone above and beyond to make me and my family understand the improtance of dental health and what to expect during different services. I would recomend him to anyone who strives for quality service and exceptional dental health."
    Vanessa S.