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.