Questions

Questions

You have questions, we have answers. If you’re
still not completely sure about our process
send us an email at [email protected]
or give us a call at 888-591-2220

Will taking my teeth impressions be Difficult?

Your teeth impressions are the foundation for your appliance either fitting your mouth perfectly or not fitting at all, so please read the step-by-step procedure manual carefully and check out our instructional video. Just follow the simple step- by- step instructions and your impressions will turn out great. The whole process should not take more than 15 minutes. Remember, were here for you every step of the way so get in touch with us if you have any questions. If your not sure your impression turned out OK, you can always snap a picture of it and email the photo of your impression to [email protected]

How does Dental Lab Direct charge so much less than the dentist?

First off, yes, you will be receiving the same exact custom-made dental appliances as your dentist would provide you! We are a commercial dental laboratory that has been working exclusively with dental professionals for over 25 years and are now open to the public. It’s very expensive for a dentist  to run a dental office, and that costly overhead gets passed onto you. At Dental Lab Direct we are able to provide you  with the same dentist quality dental appliances without the costly markup because our overhead costs are so much lower.

What happens after I place an order?

When your order is placed on the web site you will receive a “Thank You” page, which will have an online confirmation number on it. This is confirmation that your order has successfully been placed. Your order is then sent over a secure connection to Dental Lab Direct. If there are any problems with your order, one of our Sales & Service specialists will contact you by phone or e-mail.

We process and dispatch all orders within 1 business day, so you can expect your order delivered within  2-5 days, depending on your chosen delivery service. An automated tracking number will be emailed to you once your shipment is in transit. If you feel you did not receive your tracking number please check your spam folder.

If you still have questions, Email us, or call us at 888-591-2220

 

Can someone help me to choose the right dental appliance?

We understand everyone has different needs, and that’s why at Dental Lab Direct there is always a knowledgeable certified dental technician on staff  to assist you. We listen to our customers and will help assist you with the best solution that will  fit your lifestyle and budget.

What if my appliance becomes uncomfortable?

Just like wearing a new pair of shoes a new appliance can take a little time getting used to. We don’t recommend  you wear your new appliance all day the moment you receive it. Let your mouth get used to the appliance and gradually work up to wearing it full time. DLD provides a complimentary adjust to your new appliance, so just send us an email or give us a call l and we will discuss what needs to be done to make your appliance feel just right. We also suggest contacting a local dentist in your area as they can make adjustments for a minimal fee. These are a few alternatives you can do in the meantime.

– Eat soft foods

– Remove appliance when sleeping

– Clean daily

– Gradually work your way up to using your appliance all day

– Use an over-the-counter denture relief cream or gel

If you placed your order less than 60 days ago, please click here to create a packing slip for your return.

 

How soon can I expect my appliance and what is the shipping policy?

Expect your appliance to be delivered in about 3 to 4 weeks from the time DLD receives your impressions. Since all appliances are made to order a guaranteed delivery date cannot be determined. FREE 3 way shipping using USPS First-Class is used to deliver your items right to your door. USPS Priority Express is also offered for an additional fee. Shipments include a tracking number, so you can monitor its progress.

How do I care and clean for my appliance?

Daily cleaning and caring for your appliance will help extend its life and functionality.

– Immediately rinse with warm water (not hot) and a mild soap after wearing as soon as possible to remove debris and loosen any plaque buildup. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to lightly scrub appliance. Do not use toothpaste or any other abrasives, as it may scratch your appliance.

– It is recommended to keep your appliance hydrated when not in use. Store it in distilled water or a denture tablet solution to keep your appliance from drying out. Placing the appliance in an ultrasonic bath a couple times a week will help prolong the longevity of your appliance.

Restrictions and warnings

Do not use: if you can wiggle your teeth; if you have any current tooth pain; if you have any oral sores, gum disease, or bleeding gums.

Ask your dentist before use: if you have any loose fillings, loose caps, or cavities without fillings; if you have clicking in your jaw, jaw pain, tooth pain, facial pain, or have a difficult time chewing; and/or if you have serious breathing, respiratory or other health issues.

Stop use Immediately: if you develop sores, gum irritation or bleeding; if the product disrupts your breathing, causes any pain or discomfort, or gagging; if the product changes the way you bite lasting more than 10 minutes after the appliance has been removed.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These appliances are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

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Whether you’re looking to protect your teeth, add on a few, or enhance your existing smile, Dental Lab Direct is here to help improve your life without having to break the bank.

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Dental Implant FAQ

Dental implants can cost anywhere between $2500 to $5000 per implant. Three parts make up an implant device:

  • An implant's body is usually titanium or one of its alloys, which is inserted into the jawbone.
  • A crown is the part of the tooth that is visible above the gum line.
  • The abutment connects the metal root to the artificial tooth.

The price reflects the materials, labor cost for implant placement and brand name of implant, as well as the length and complexity of the surgical procedure. X-rays, CT scans, bone grafting, and tooth extraction are separately charged.

For healthy patients, dental implants are almost never associated with any serious complications or problems. It has been used successfully in dentistry for more than 30 years, and it is considered extremely safe.

You can expect the lifespan of your dental implants to last for more than 25 years if you take good care of them. Implants are guaranteed for ten years as long as you maintain them every year. Smoking and poor oral hygiene will void your warranty.

A strong, healthy jawbone and healthy gums are essential for dental implants to be a viable tooth replacement option. It is a possibility that you may not be able to receive dental implants if you are suffering from oral health problems such as gingivitis or have lost bone due to an abscessed tooth.

People with lost teeth know the impact it makes on appearance, chewing, and oral function. A number of studies have examined the long-term success rate of dental implants. The success rate of dental implants is 95% to 98%, which is among the highest in the field.

You can maintain your oral health by replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew and can also affect your health. Losing a tooth affects more than just your smile. Dental implants can be used to replace your natural tooth without affecting your neighboring teeth.

It is possible to fix partial dentures and complete dentures with dental implants to improve their retention and stability. Dental implants will provide support to the dentures, preventing them from coming loose, collecting food, and causing discomfort.

Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth, restoring nearly all of your bite strength. With two implants, you can use an implant-supported bridge when you need multiple teeth in a row. But dental implants aren't for everyone