DISCLAIMER: DENTSPLY / Trubyte owns the rights to these pictures. I did edit them slightly only in size and layout, what you see here is
the exact way the pertinent portion of the photos look on their official information pictures. DENTSPLY / Trubyte has nothing to do with
any of this Website other than supplying me with their official pictures which are the property of DENTSPLY International, Inc. all of their
rights are reserved. Portrait and IPN are the trademarks of DENTSPLY International, Inc. and all rights are reserved.
Links to their websites. Updated 5 April 2010, do check out both of those links and browse around the sites. Specifically
the Portrait IPN link (also a TruDent / DentSply owned site), I checked it out and they have awesome information on their site that
you will find very helpful.
First notice the Shade Guide, you see all kinds of colors there. This is because, unlike me - many people might need anything
from one tooth to many rather than a full denture. This allows for perfect color matching for these patients!
While I was undergoing this extraction process, they released two new shades, PW4 and PW7 as the company recognizes that
teeth whitening is all the rage - why not offer that for their clients as well?
PW7 is the whiter of the two, but it is hard to tell. To the right of the shade guide is a blow up of just these two colors! You might
notice the "tooth on a stick" like is shown on the "Comparison" page.
This picture above is a thumbnail of the front six teeth in the PW7 shade. That purple band of color is a wax that holds the teeth to
the "card" you see here.
These three shots (below) are of my second visit for readjustments in the Wax Try-In stage. My wife was taking the pictures, the
first one I thought "OK..." The second is a forced smile and the third is me wondering what my beautiful wife is up to! I was just
playing around, she took great shots and it was a fun visit with Doc.
UPDATED 9/23/03 These side by side pictures will show you how the old upper denture looks next to the new upper! I
will not hollow out the center of this new one, I'll get used to the way it feels instead. I did make a minor adjustment in the
very back (don't do this, let your dentist do it for you - if I mess it up, I'm willing to buy a new one - NOT cheap!...) to cut
down the gag reflex!
Also - check out the comparison page, I've added a picture of me as a kid with really bad teeth... my mom got me a
trumpet for those school music lessons and that fixed them up without braces! imagine that... I've also added a
temporary shot of me from today, 9/23/03.... I go back to Doc tomorrow morning at 8:45AM for some immediate
adjustments as I call them for fit and comfort.
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