5 Ways Your Dentures Can Be Better

People with dentures can sometimes get resigned to poor quality of life. Maybe they remember people complaining about dentures in the past and think that’s the way it’s always been with dentures. Maybe they’ve had a couple sets of dentures that were equally bad. Maybe they’ve even been told by a dentist that you just have to accept that dentures are a poor substitute for teeth.

Now, that may have been true in the past, but it isn’t true today at all. Today, nobody has to live with poor dentures–they can be better.

Comfort

Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable for a lot of reasons. Mostly, they have a poor fit. This can make your dentures put pressure on your gums, leading to soreness. Loose dentures can also slide around to cause irritation.

Dentures can also be bulky in the mouth, making it feel like you always have a mouth full of foreign objects.

Dentures can even fit so poorly that they can lead to TMJ-related jaw pain.

But with proper fitting, your dentures can be much more comfortable. Dental implants can be used to secure your dentures so they don’t slide around, and then your dentures can be made less bulky so your mouth doesn’t feel so full.
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Retention

If you have poorly fitting dentures, you might have grown used to the fact that they have a tendency to move around in your mouth. Whether you’re talking or chewing, you might think that dentures are just going to slide around a bit.

But dental implants can be used to secure your dentures, holding them in place so they don’t slide around or come out.

Function

With better fitting and more tightly retained dentures, you’ll find that your dentures function a lot better. You can eat foods you never thought were possible, and you can enjoy chewing with a natural motion. You can speak clearly with your dentures–even speaking loudly in public.

Appearance

Do your dentures look plastic? They don’t have to. Modern dentures can look more natural than you might have thought possible. Instead of plastic teeth, we can use ceramic teeth that are closely related to material used in porcelain veneers for smile makeovers. They look amazingly natural, and many people find they have the best smile of their lives now that have dentures.

The base of dentures can be delicately layered and textured with color to mimic natural gum tissue, and it can be made any color so it harmonizes with your natural skin tone.

Facial Rejuvenation

But dentures don’t just rejuvenate your smile, they can rejuvenate your face, too. With poorly fitting dentures, your facial proportions are affected. Your face compresses in the lower third, forcing skin to either hang down as jowls and a turkey neck, or fold in around the mouth, creating a sunken appearance. Many people get both.

But with properly fitting dentures, we can restore the youthful proportions of your face. You will be startled to see facial folds, jowls, and turkey neck decrease dramatically as your face is restored to a more youthful version. And because it’s just your natural proportions being restored, you will look like yourself, not a stretched or windswept version of you.

Learn for Yourself How Much Better Dentures Can Be

If you aren’t prepared to accept that life with dentures has to be bad, we can help. We offer two different forms of advanced dentures, New You Dentures ® and the Denture Fountain of Youth ®. To learn which one is right for you, please call

(918) 528-3330 for an appointment with a Tulsa denture dentist at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.
By | 2017-06-25T20:31:08+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Dental Implants, Dentures|