In the past, dentures were easily discerned from natural teeth. The manufactured appearance was mainly due to the artificial look of the pink base and the overly symmetrical shape of the false teeth.
Nowadays, cosmetic dentures are available. These new appliances focus on more than functionality. They also offer physical comfort and aesthetic appeal.
Here is a bit of information about the advantages of cosmetic dentures.
New innovative materials and technological advancements in the preparation of the dentures make it difficult to distinguish the cosmetic appliance from natural teeth. The false teeth are precisely matched to the size and contours of the patient's mouth, never appearing too small or too big.
Additionally, the gum portion, which is typically made of resin, is colored in a natural-looking hue and shaped to fit the gum ridge.
Cosmetic dentures are also comfortable. The dentures are prepared from a mold of the mouth or digital images of the oral cavity. The capturing of the exact dimensions of the patient's mouth helps the fit of the appliance to remain secure and alleviates the discomfort of pinching and shifting.
A poorly fitted denture will not rest flush against the gum ridge, lessening the suction needed to hold the appliance in place. Due to the precise fit of cosmetic dentures, the false teeth are less likely to slip or move as the patient eats or speaks.
Some cosmetic dentures are even secured in the mouth by an attachment to strategically positioned dental implants. The implants rest in the bone of the jaw, where they integrate with the bone cells for stabilization. Once the dentures are secured to the implants using an abutment, they are held firmly in position and cannot slip about, even if the patient eats a crunchy or chewy food.
A person who has lost all of their teeth can look much older than they are. The worn, haggard appearance is caused by the reduction in the space separating the upper and lower palates. The lips appear sunken, and the skin surrounding them may be wrinkled and drawn. Additionally, the jowls may seem loose.
The cosmetic dentures expand the space between the upper and lower jaws and offer support to the soft tissues of the face. The resulting visage is more youthful.
The white color of the false teeth also adds to the youthful appearance.
To learn more about cosmetic dentures, schedule an appointment with a professional such as Reconstructive & Implant Dental - Edward M Amet DDS.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!