Handcrafted Dentures

The Art Behind Handcrafted Dentures

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Unknown

A smile is a universal language that connects people from all-around the world. When you greet someone, you smile. When something or someone brings you happiness, you smile. In fact, people living in the United States smile the most.

Could you imagine making it through a day without smiling? Unfortunately, for some people, their smile is hardly ever shown. But, with our handcrafted dentures, that can all change, especially since they can give people the confidence to smile again!

The History of Dentures


Back around 700 BC, Etruscans made dentures out of animal or human teeth in northern Italy. As the centuries have passed, new technology has been developed to make dentures look even more natural and lifelike.

“Since the 1980s, our family-owned and operated business has been specializing in both general dentistry and dentures,” says Scott Ford, head Dental Laboratory Technician at Shelby Dental Center. “Our goal is to give patients the individualized care they deserve in a comfortable and warm setting.”

Leave With a Smile


More than 75-percent of Americans have some form of anxiety when it comes to visiting a dentist. Especially if the dental visit is in regards to an oral health-care issue like getting dentures, the fear is even higher.

“Our professionals at Shelby Dental Center want to help patients through their fear while they are here,” Ford explains. “We take the time to get to know the patient and help him or her feel comfortable, especially when it comes to something as life-changing as getting dentures.”

The cool technology available at Shelby Dental Center grants dental laboratory technicians like Ford to create handcrafted dentures in the same-day as the patient’s visit. Therefore, he or she doesn’t have to make separate appointments when getting dentures, and the patient can leave our office that same day with a smile!

“With today’s busy schedules, our weeks are packed full of obligations before the sun even rises,” states Ford. “It is hard for patients to even make the first appointment let alone another appointment after that to come back and get fitted for dentures. Therefore, we make the experience of getting dentures as warm and welcoming as possible for patients by providing them same-day service.”

For the most part, dental facilities have to send an order to a third-party for dentures to be made, which can take up to two to three days. However, at Shelby Dental Center, our in-house laboratory allows our team to create natural-looking dentures in two to three hours! This can save patients the time and convenience of not having to wait another few days to finally get their dentures.

Plus, with an in-house lab, Ford can meet with the patient, listen to what he or she likes about the dentures, and can, then, go back and change anything about the denture until the patient feels comfortable and confident leaving the chair.

“Your smile is important,” reminds Ford. “When getting dentures, we want patients to regain their confidence to smile again, as well as improve their quality of life. No frowns allowed!”

Do you feel your confidence could be improved with the help of dentures? Schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable and experienced dental team today by contacting Shelby Dental Center at (205) 664-1190