Den­ture dis­count!

Central Leader - - HEALTH& WELL-BEING -

Now that you re­alise your den­tures aren’t look­ing that great and your mouth sags and it hurts while eat­ing. Shouldn’t you be do­ing some­thing about it?

The plat­form your den­tures sit on changes with time. The un­der­ly­ing bone shrinks and as a re­sult, den­tures that used to fit well, now present with 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, re­ju­ve­nated and tight­ened up, 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 qual­ity of ma­te­ri­als used, as well as the de­gree of au­then­tic­ity of the fin­ish af­fect­ing your ap­pear­ance. Af­ter all, you do not want to ap­pear to be wear­ing den­tures, do you?

Gen­er­ally speak­ing, base-line den­tures do ap­pear to look false. By spend­ing a tad more, this could be reme­died. Opt­ing for higher qual­ity teeth will un­de­ni­ably im­prove the out­come, as the den­tures will ap­pear more life-like.

If you can, com­bine this with a nat­u­ral look­ing set-up of the teeth. It will make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to your to­tal ap­pear­ance.

Should 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.

Hein: From den­tures.co.nz.

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