Dentures - same old same?
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.
Dentures.co.nz, 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.