Do you think you’ll need dentures soon? Dentures have come a long way since your grandpa’s dentures thanks to improved dental technology.
Today’s dentures have many advantages to them over the ones of the past. The greatest of these include:
Improved looks. Your grandpa’s dentures probably looked like a like something from a monster: the size and teeth were too big for his mouth. Having his dentures in gave him a perpetual fake smile. The teeth of the dentures are also not the correct, natural shape.
Today’s dentures, however, have gotten a much-needed facelift. They are made of composite resin that better mimics the look of natural teeth. The teeth of modern dentures also have the density of natural teeth.
Better fit. Old timers using traditional dentures are often heard complaining of the bad, loose fit of their dentures. Today’s dentures are custom fabricated to specifically fit each individual patient. This is done using 3-D imaging technology that reconstructs the ideal teeth size, shape and alignment of the denture to make it look and feel like the patient’s natural teeth and bite. The 3-D imaging produces a more accurate picture of the patient’s mouth which yields a better fitting, more comfortable and secure denture.
Less slipping. One of the greatest complaints of traditional dentures is their ill-fit and risk of embossing slips. Dentures of old were not nearly customized as modern ones are, so there was a one-size-fits all mentality with them. This created dentures that caused irritation, made it more difficult to speak clearly and a lose fitting denture that would accidentally come out of the mouth with even the smallest cough or laugh.
With the addition of better dental technology, modern dentures utilize the 3-D imaging technology and additional support of other restorative dental procedures to produce dentures that have a more comfortable and snug fit, ensuring they will better stay in place. Today’s dentures are truly custom fabricated to each patient.
Utilize other dental treatments for more options. In the past, the only denture options were partial or full dentures. Both options were removable and had to be taken out at night and before eating. Those two options still exist today with modern dentures. There is however, an additional option: permanent dentures. These dentures, also called All on Four, utilize dental implants to anchor the dentures in place. These types of dentures don’t require to be taken out to be cleaned or before meals. These dentures truly act like natural teeth. You can eat food with them, and bite with them without the fear of them slipping out. They are cared for as you would your natural teeth.
Dentures have come a long way from the ill-fitting, unnatural contraptions of the past to natural-looking, comfortable-fitting dentures of the present.
Those who need dentures don’t have to worry about the shortcomings of past dentures.
For more information about modern dentures or to learn whether dentures are the best options for you, contact us at Lincoln Dental Associates. We are a state of the art dental office in Lincoln Nebraska, and would love to take care of your dental needs.