Patients who have lost all of their teeth may have reservations about getting dentures due to outdated perceptions that they are uncomfortable and noticeably artificial. Fortunately, modern dentures designed to fit the unique specifications of a particular patient’s jaw structure vastly outperform the cookie-cutter appliances worn by our grandparents.
How Your Dentures Are Made
Custom-designed dentures are created based on measurements and dental impressions taken by the dentist at an initial consultation. Patients have a considerable amount of input into the design, as well. You can request that the shade of your prosthetic teeth be tailored to match your biological teeth or to improve on it. A dental lab will take the directions provided by your dentist and create a unique appliance just for you.
When it is ready, you will return to the office and be fitted with the denture. Your provider can make additional adjustments to the denture if necessary for the best fit. Please note that it will take some time to get accustomed to your new dentures, and they may be somewhat uncomfortable at first. However, that will pass over time. If you experience persistent discomfort or severe pain, you should contact our office to schedule a time to have the appliances refitted.
Benefits Of Custom Designed Dentures
Patients gain multiple benefits when they choose custom dentures. First and foremost is the comfort. The appliances are designed to hug the contours of your jaw, so there is minimal friction due to poor fit. It’s also easier to chew and speak with dentures that have a better fit, and these appliances tend to boost patients’ confidence, as well.
The appearance of custom designed dentures is appealing as well. Dentures are made of materials that mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, so the appliances will look real. Furthermore, their custom fit adds to a natural aesthetic.
Are you interested in learning more about custom dentures? Call the office of Dr. David Kuban and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members or schedule a consultation to ask any questions you may have about this treatment option.