Den­tures - same old same?

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Are you sat­is­fied with the look and per­for­mance of your den­tures? Does your mouth sag and does it hurt while eat­ing? Should you be do­ing some­thing about it?

The seat­ing plat­form of your den­tures will change over time. The un­der­ly­ing bone shrinks and as a re­sult, den­tures that used to fit well, now have gaps where food and buildup gath­ers. Enough change oc­curs over a pe­riod of 12 to 18 months to war­rant reg­u­lar checks on the fit of your den­tures. Just like hav­ing your car ser­viced once a year, you should have your den­tures seen to as well.

At a main­te­nance visit, den­tures can be cleaned and re­ju­ve­nated, mak­ing them look new and per­form as ex­pected. The fit­ting sur­faces get ad­dressed and gaps be­tween the gum and den­ture will be filled with new ma­te­rial. This will make the den­tures fit snug and feel com­fort­able. The pro­ce­dure is re­ferred to as a re­line.

In some in­stances den­tures with too much wear will have to be re­placed. This will give you the op­por­tu­nity to choose the de­gree of qual­ity of ma­te­ri­als used, as well as the de­gree of au­then­tic­ity of the fin­ish. This will af­fect and en­hance your ap­pear­ance. Af­ter all, you don’t want to ap­pear to be wear­ing den­tures, do you?

Gen­er­ally speak­ing, base-line den­tures do ap­pear to look false. Spend­ing a tad more, could remedy this. Opt­ing for higher qual­ity teeth will im­prove the out­come, as the den­tures will ap­pear more life­like. If you can, com­bine this with a nat­u­ral looking set-up of the teeth. It will make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to your to­tal ap­pear­ance. If you add some gum sculpt­ing to the den­tures, even those with a trained eye, won’t pick up the fact that you are ac­tu­ally wear­ing den­tures!

Thor­ough im­pres­sion tak­ing and ac­cu­rate bite reg­is­tra­tion will fur­ther en­hance, and add to the positive out­come of a good set of den­tures.

Den­, si­t­u­ated at 111 St Johns Road, Mead­ow­bank, spe­cialises in craft­ing den­tures of ex­cep­tional qual­ity and has a long his­tory of sat­is­fied pa­tients.

Dis­cuss your den­ture prob­lems by con­tact­ing Hein on 528 0102 to set up a free no-obli­ga­tion ap­point­ment.

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