Not all denture teeth are created equally. Berlanga Dentures offers the most life-like options available, with their Phonares II teeth, fabricated in Italy. Precision crafted with Nano Hybrid Composite, Phonares II represents the next generation of denture teeth. Offering a unique blend of unrivaled beauty and unparalleled performance, Phonares II are created to express individual characteristics (soft & bold) and age (youthful, universal, or mature). Phonares II are the perfect solution for esthetic and functional dentures.
“It is the first impression, the overall esthetic appearance that is conveyed in the first few seconds in which a tooth is viewed, that counts. These first few seconds are of crucial importance because this is the time it takes someone to decide whether the tooth lives up to his or her expectations,” says Thorsten Michel, MDT for Glidewell Laboratories.
You may wonder why some dentures look like real teeth while others have the obvious appearance of a denture. This has to do with three main factors.
· The shapes of the teeth
· The colors and surface texture of the teeth
· The placement of the teeth
With Phonares II dentures, you have a true-to-nature smile based on your unique facial characteristics and personality, as well as your preferences. The result is not just a denture, but a smile that fits you perfectly. They are designed to look like natural teeth with gender specific tooth shapes and colors that complement your age and personality.
Depending on your needs, Berlanga Dentures can help you choose from a selection of available tooth shapes and a variety of materials, such as highly durable acrylic resin or Nano hybrid composite that will resist wear, chipping, cracking, and staining.
Your dentures are an investment for the rest of life. At Berlanga Dentures we want offer the highest quality options for you to choose from.
Ask about Phonares II when you call to schedule an appointment. Call Today!
Quarter Midget Racing is a family sport that involves racing on oval tracks, about 1/20 of a mile, in specially prepared cars for children ages 5 to 16 years of age. Started in the late 60’s, the Little Wheels Quarter Midget Association, held its first races in parking lots like the B&I and Fred Meyer. They opened their location in Graham, WA in the early 70’s, and are still there today.
Joey Berlanga raced when he was a boy, and the sport has always held a special place in his heart. When Joey heard that Landon Sproles, whose mother, Laura Sproles, works for the Tacoma Dental Lab, he knew that this would be a great way to help this ambitious young man participate in this great sport.
Midget racing safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and additional gear that make the sport safe for children. In fact, the sport has fewer injuries than little-league football. The Quarter Midget Association reviews and evaluates safety rules to ensure that it remains a safe and competitive sport.
The environment at the races, and the sport in general, is all about family involvement. The children learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, make great friends, and the whole family gets involved.
Landon, who is 6-years-old, started racing this year, and as you can see from the photos, he is a natural! He came in first place in his category, Junior Novice, this year.
Berlanga Dentures is active in the community, supporting young people like Landon. To learn more about midget racing, and the Little Wheels Quarter Midget Association, visit their website at littlewheelsqma.com.
The season has come to end for 2018, but Joey Berlanga is helping Landon continue his racing in 2019. Stay tuned as we feature more photos and stories about Landon and his great racing success!
Landon Sproles with Joey Berlanga and his parents, Micheal and Laura Sproles.
The Berlanga family history is not only about this wonderful family and their dedication to the denturist community here in Western Washington, it’s also about being pioneers in their industry. Joey Berlanga Sr., Joey and John’s father, started the denture business at 17-years-old with Harold Moss, who was the mayor at the time, and called the business the Wright Park Denture Clinic. They were considered lab technicians at the time, since denturists didn’t exist yet. In 1992 local “lab technicians” got together to change this, and in November of 1994, the People of the State of Washington passed Initiative I-607, allowing persons other than dentists to manufacture and sell dentures to the public. This new professional would be known as a Denturist. Following the passing of I-607, Denturists in the state were allowed to become licensed and open a denture practice.
In 1992 Joey Berlanga married Jeri and together they opened their first clinic, Puget Sound Dentures, in 1994. In 1996, Joey Sr. retired, and Joey opened the Parkland Denture Center. In 2008 John Berlanga joined the family practice, he was licensed in 2010, and in 2013 they opened the Meridian Denture Center in Puyallup. In 2017, Joey’s oldest daughter, Priscilla Berlanga, joined the practice and is working towards her license.
Today Denturists are recognized as an important part of the health profession, and thanks to pioneers like the Berlangas who helped pass the initiative, the public now has the right to choose an affordable alternative when it comes to denture care. A Denturist in the State of Washington is a licensed professional whose field of dentistry is dedicated solely to providing removable full and partial dentures directly to the public and who constructs, inserts and adjusts removable dentures as well as other dentures or implants. Denturists have served many years fabricating dentures and have passed a comprehensive practical exam on the fitting and making of dentures along with a thorough written examination conducted through the State of Washington Board of Denturists.
For more information on Denturists visit the Washington Denturist Association.