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Dentures OnSite Labs vs Offsite Services

Dentures OnSite Labs vs Offsite Services

Once you have made the decision to get dentures or dental implants, the next step is to decide where you will get them from. Quality, cost, and efficiency are important factors in making this choice, but most people end up going straight to a dentist, not knowing that in house laboratories are an option with a dentist. What most people don’t know is that the majority of dental offices will outsource their crafting to a third party laboratory, which in turn can reduce quality, lead to longer wait times, and increase your overall cost.

Wouldn’t it be great to check all boxes of quality, cost, and efficiency? The solution is to go straight to the source – an in house laboratory. In house laboratories are frequently overlooked when deciding on where to go when needing dentures or dental implants. The benefits of an in house laboratory largely outweigh the alternative option of a dentist’s office. Did you know Woodside Denture Centre does everything ON SITE at their lab.  Here are some reasons to choose Woodside for your next Denture or Implant services:

Quality – When going through a dental office you are relying on the dentist to communicate specifically what your needs are. Sometimes these requests are not clearly captured or defined, leading to the customer not being satisfied with their dental product. When visiting a denturist with an in house laboratory, there is no broken telephone – they are able to see, feel, and clearly understand exactly what it is you need.

Cost – As previously mentioned, because dental offices outsource their work to third party labs, there are additional associated costs. These costs are passed down the line and ultimately end up increasing your overall cost. The alternative of going to denturist with an in house laboratory is it will eliminate those costs that you are incurring by going through a dental office.

Efficiency – Dental offices will determine your needs and then contact a third party lab to do the work. Why not go straight to the lab yourself? This will cut out the middleman and increase the speed of which you receive your dentures. Many changes or adjustment can be done while you wait in the chair. Relines and repairs can also be done in the same day.

Woodside Bite RecordAnother area where in house labs differ from dental offices is the proximity in which the denturist and lab technician work. At an in house laboratory the denturist and technician share the same space working alongside each other. This leads to clearer communication and faster results. At a dental office, the dentist is relying on other forms of communication – phone, email, etc. – to communicate a patient’s needs. What if their office hours are different? What if phone calls or emails get missed? Although they sound insignificant, these are important factors to consider when choosing which approach you will take when getting dentures or dental implants.

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5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

The fall has come and gone and our thoughts are turning to the cooler weather and holiday cheer that are on the horizon. But this is a time when you should also be thinking about your dental benefits too. Many dental plans run on a calendar year and you can save hundreds of dollars by using your benefits before the end of the year!


Here are 5 reasons why making an appointment now can help you make the best of your dental plan:

1. Try to Use Your Yearly Maximum Benefit

Most dental plans allow a yearly maximum benefit. This is often around $1,000 per insured person. If you haven’t used all of your benefits, it will not roll over to next year. So, if you need covered dental services and have unused benefits, you will want to use them up before the end of the year.

2. New Year = New Deductible

If your dental plan has an annual deductible, you will have to pay it again next year. If you’ve already paid your deductible for this year, any additional dental work done before the end of the year won’t require a new deductible payment.

3. Take Care of Small Problems Before They Get Bigger

Dental problems don’t go away. A small, easy-to-treat cavity today can become a painful toothache tomorrow. Use your dental benefits to stay ahead of dental problems and have a healthy and happy smile for the holidays!

4. Covered Services

If you pay premiums for your dental insurance, you should be taking advantage of all covered services including screenings, x-rays, cleanings, etc. Not only will this help you maintain excellent dental health, but you will be getting the benefits you paid for too!

5. Make Your Appointment Sooner Rather than Later

Waiting until the last minute could cost you money. As many patients rush to use up their benefits before the end of the year, appointment slots will fill up quickly. If you wait too long, you may not be able to get the appointment time you want.

Call Woodside TODAY today to lock in your appointment time!

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