Dentures Are Created with Tons of Attention to Detail
About 26% of American adults between the ages of 65 – 74-years-old have lost all their teeth from some form of dental disease. This doesn’t only cause issues with the way they look, but it also can cause problems with their physical well-being by harming their nutrition.
Today there are some advanced restorative techniques available to help them effectively replace the teeth that they’re missing. Removable dentures are the most affordable and effective of these options.
What Dentures Are
Dentures consist of a simple design that’s composed of a pinkish-red plastic or resin. Although the design is simple, the creation of dentures is quite involved because they must conform to your jaw and facial structure. After all, we want them to look as natural as possible. This is why there’s a detailed process involved during which several factors must be considered. These factors have been greatly refined over time.
First, we want to make sure that your teeth are correctly positioned. This is important because how prosthetic teeth sit on the base determines how natural they’ll look and function. To determine this we’ll look at your facial and jaw structure to determine how large your teeth should be and where they should be in your mouth.
Secondly, we will make sure that you have a denture base that’ll attractively frame your teeth. This is accomplished by deciding how much of your gums will show when you smile, then adding color and texture to mimic your gums.
Thirdly, we’ll work to balance your bite. This is important because both your upper and lower dentures must work together. For this reason, along with ensuring your comfort, we work to adjust your bite when you get dentures.
We Can Help You Get Dentures That Mimic Your Natural Smile
When you’re ready to start this process, give our office a call. We will schedule several appointments for you to be seen by our dentist. During these appointments, we’ll make sure that your dentures are correctly formed so you have a natural looking smile.