One of the chief complaints by most denture wearers is the fake appearance of the teeth. The conventional denture offered by most dentists is made with little or no characterization of the front teeth. These dentures are easily spotted and give the wearer a typical “denture look.”
A More Natural Approach
Annapolis dentist, Dr. Kian Djawdan takes a unique approach to designing a more natural looking smile with cosmetic dentures. Cosmetic dentures are made with teeth that have multiple layers of colors and varying degrees of translucency to mimic the natural layers of the tooth. Cosmetic teeth also have an inherent variation in terms of the shapes of the individual teeth in less symmetry and hence a more natural appearance. The use of premium quality cosmetic teeth and skillfully arranging teeth in an asymmetrical but pleasing manner results in a denture that looks more natural.
Do you currently wear dentures, but are tired of the hassle and fuss? Are you considering dentures as a replacement option? We would like to let you know about a new denture design: implant-supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures are superior to traditional dentures because they are more comfortable and secure. They also alleviate some of the issues found with regular dentures which means you spend less time worrying about your smile and more time enjoying life!
What are implant supported dentures?
Typically, implant-supported dentures are made for the lower jaw because dentures tend to be less stable in this area, while dentures for the upper jaw usually do not require this added stability. However, implant-supported dentures can be made for either areas of the mouth and are easily removable. The dentures are made with an acrylic base to look like the gums of your mouth with porcelain or acrylic teeth attached to look like natural teeth.
Implant Denture Process
Implants, used to support the denture, are placed in the jawbone at the front of your mouth. The number of implants needed to support the denture varies based on individual factors, which we can discuss with you in a consultation. The time frame to complete the implant process also depends on many factors.
What To Expect
Initially, you will notice how much more stable the implant-supported denture is versus a regular denture. You will also have an easier time speaking with less worry about the denture coming loose and falling out of your mouth. Typically, you are also able to eat foods that you could not eat before, with exception to hard or sticky foods that can cause damage to the denture.
With upper jaw implant-supported dentures, you will also notice the more natural feel because the denture will no longer need to cover the roof of your mouth.
Schedule Consultation for Cosmetic Dentures
If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentures or other restorative dental treatments, contact our Annapolis dental office. Call 866.277.0299 or request an appointment online.