How have they improved?
One of the biggest improvements is the ability to obtain a better fit. Gone are the days of worry about your dentures working themselves loose at the worst possible moment, causing great distress and embarrassment.
New and improved materials and better understanding of how to achieve the perfect fit has transformed the experience of wearing dentures. Modern dentures use a lightweight, durable acrylic which forms the base, which looks like gums, of the dentures. The lightweight material greatly reduces the weight, making it easier to keep the dentures in place. Fit is critical because poorly fitting dentures lead to many different problems. One potential problem is an overgrowth of yeast, causing infection. This is common in poorly fitting dentures due to pockets of excess moisture created by a poor fit that establishes the perfect environment for yeast to thrive. Having good fitting dentures eliminates this problem.
Dentures with Poor Fitting?
Dentures that do not fit well can lead to poor nutrition. Ill fitting dentures cause the wearer to forgo many healthy food choices because the food may be too challenging to eat. Some examples are crunchy fruits and vegetables, nuts, salads and even a good steak. It’s no fun to be limited on menu items by poorly fitting dentures, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Another issue caused by poor fitting dentures is damage to the supporting gum tissue. Constant rubbing on the gums can lead to ‘hot spots’ that cause discomfort often only relieved by removing the offending denture. Left untreated, the damage can cause stomatitis, an inflammation of the mouth and lips, caused by chronic irritation from poorly fitting dentures. Making the perfect pair of dentures is both a science and an art, at Dworkin Dental we specialize in both to give you the best experience possible.
Dentures will help to stabilize your facial structure by providing additional support to weekend sagging jaws. As we age, muscles in the face and jaw become weaker. Dentures also support the muscles in your mouth. The result is a natural, more youthful, appearance to your cheekbones, mouth and jaw.
Modern Dentures, How are they better?
Modern dentures are more durable and stain resistant than those made in the past. Dentures are made to look like natural teeth. They are color matched for a realistic shade for you and carefully constructed to look like your natural teeth. You can feel good, having the confidence to know you can smile without hesitation, your teeth look great!
After a brief adjustment period, you may forget you are wearing dentures as they will look and feel just like natural teeth. Most people would never guess that you were wearing dentures, they would just notice your bright and beautiful smile.
A big plus for dentures is how quickly they can be made. The time frame can range from 24 to 48 hours for urgent need dentures, to just two to six weeks total time from denture creation, completion and insertion. That’s pretty quick to transform your life with custom made dentures!
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of dentures is they cost efficient. A full set of dentures can save many thousands of dollars when compared to the cost of dental implants. While our office is available to assist you with information on ways to finance your dental needs not covered by insurance, we realize that cost can be a substantial issue. We never want finances to stand in the way of your dental health, wellbeing, and happiness. Contact us today at Dworkin Dental to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Your new and improved smile awaits!