The oldest person I ever provided dentures on was 97. Talk about optimism.
Tucson’s denture expert, S. Burton Ross, DDS has been successfully taking care of denture patients in Tucson since 1976.
His attention to detail, personal interest in his patient’s satisfaction and his sense of artistic balance enable Dr. Ross to achieve superior results.
He has personally designed and completed dentures for thousands of people from all over the U.S. and abroad. Many local dentists refer their challenging denture cases and even their own relatives to Dr. Ross for his expert denture design.
A New York City native, Dr. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University in 1970, graduating with honors. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service and still retains his commission in the Reserves.
If you want to look more youthful and vibrant; minimize aging facial lines around your mouth; have a more natural smile or simply want to be able to chew better, make a no charge appointment for an honest evaluation of your individual needs. Find out what Dr. Ross can do for you.
- B.S. City College of New York
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, New York University, with honors
- Served in the U.S. Public Health Service
- Commissioned in Reserves
The Dr. Ross Advantage
We do not remove teeth that are strong and healthy and still look good.
The Swiss Technique drives the approach I use in my practice to make dentures look like real teeth.
in Patient Satisfaction
His attention to detail and his sense of artistic balance enable Dr. Ross to achieve superior results for denture patients.
Many local dentists refer their challenging denture cases and even their own relatives to Dr. Ross for his expert denture design.
We evaluate the jaw joint, the gums, and the relationship of the upper and lower jaws to one another. Every patient presents a unique challenge. For example, one patient may have very little jawbone, their tissues are very soft and tender. Given our findings, we can determine the type of denture our patient needs.
Dentures and Implants
We prefer what we call, “Over Dentures.” Some people refer to it as a “Snap On.” The implants are placed in the jawbone. The denture actually snaps into the implant. With a small amount of pressure in the right direction, you can take the denture out. Easy to clean. Sanitary. You can snap it back into position with no difficulty.
Teeth and Appearance
Teeth support the lower half of the face, primarily from the nose down. If your teeth are positioned to support your lip properly, you can look really good. When you see people with very sunken faces, they are often people who have dentures that were not fitted and positioned properly. Their facial characteristics are those of a much older person.
The Swiss Technique
Dr. John P. Frush developed the Swissedent Technique, or the Swiss Technique that drives the approach we use in our practice to this day. The Swiss Technique produces dentures that look like real teeth. When you make dentures that look like real teeth and also fit properly, you see beautiful happy patients. That’s what we do.
A beautiful set of dentures gives a person the confidence to step out into the world and say, "I don't have to cover my mouth anymore. I can smile and I can speak freely." Very often you see a personality change when someone is happy with the way they look.
We’ll see patients with half of their teeth missing. We evaluate whether the remaining teeth are good enough to keep? Are they in the correct positions so that we can do something with them? We might do partial dentures in a case like that. We're not going to be removing teeth that are strong and healthy and still look good.
Our Happy Patients
Thank you for all your kindness. The quality of patience you portrayed while making me my new set of dentures was superb.
I can eat with my teeth in for the first time in over a year. They fit tight, no powder required, you did a great job.
I greatly appreciated your non-judgmental attitude and your calming chair-side manner. and your concern for my health.
I appreciate your honesty and willingness to explain things more than once. I knew just what to expect.