How Do Dentures Improve Smiles and Create Confidence?
Millions of people lack some or all of their teeth resulting from various reasons. Resulting problems are not limited to poor appearance; missing teeth that make it difficult to chew food or even to speak. Muscles lose elasticity and the face begins to sag making a simple smile — a primary way to engage with others — potentially impossible. Thankfully, there are solutions. Dentures can improve your facial appearance and self-confidence, especially if you have been missing a number of teeth over a long period of time. By replacing missing teeth with dentures will help you speak better, improve the chewing of most foods, and restore a natural-looking smile. After a period of adjustment, proper fitting dentures will be comfortable and you will smile more confidently.
There are different types and quality of dentures that can be discussed at your consultation appointment. They range from Standard up to a Complex Cosmetic Denture.
Complete Cosmetic Dentures
Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that you have options to replace them. Dentures can help restore your way of life by helping you with day-to-day functions, such as eating and speaking, as well as help restore your confidence by improving your appearance and smile.
Your denturist will assess if it is in your best interest to make new dentures or reline your existing dentures as an interim measure.
There are some procedures to improve the fit of your dentures temporarily. Relining dentures is generally necessary when full (removable) dentures become loose, after years of wear. The rate of bone loss differs from person to person; some denture wearers may need more frequent relines than others. Upper dentures tend to fit better and be less problematic than lower dentures because they have a much larger surface area on which to suction and rest.
Cosmetic Denture Treatment Process
While every effort is made to make a good and functional denture, please keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect denture. After delivery of the denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your new denture to adapt to each other. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your new dentures is a process; it sometimes takes a bit of time to get used to.A new denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.Finally, due to differences in the shapes of the jaws and the strong muscle movement of the tongue and cheek, a lower denture may be harder to keep in the mouth compared to an upper denture.
Different Cosmetic Denture Options
There are new advances in making dentures. One such advance is an implant-supported cosmetic denture and an implant-retained cosmetic denture. Both of these techniques stabilize the denture while denture retention is also increases. This kind of denture requires the placement of implants in your mouth by an implant surgeon before making the denture.
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Partial Cosmetic Dentures
Partial cosmetic dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and consist of a denture base, which closely resembles the color of your gums and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device. Partial cosmetic dentures are made using a model of your mouth.
There are three types of metal in partial dentures.
Chrome Cobalt (contains Nickel)
Wironium (Nickel free metal)
Titanium (Best metal)
Partial Cosmetic Denture Treatment
The first step in making a partial denture is the preparation of the teeth. During this phase your denturist may prepare the teeth that the partial denture will use for support. Next, your denturist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and records your bite.At the subsequent visits your denturist will evaluate your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and function of the partial denture teeth and gums.After the final satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for final fabrication.
Partial Cosmetic Denture Complication
While every effort is made to make a good and functional partial denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and a some time for you and your partial denture to adapt to each other. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your partial denture is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks to get used to a partial denture.A new partial denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable
Different Types Of Partial Cosmetic Dentures
There are newly developed techniques in making partial dentures. One such advance is an implant-supporting cosmetic partial denture that helps give additional support to the partial denture. While it offers additional support it also requires the placement of implants in your mouth before making the cosmetic partial denture.