At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, Dr. Matthew L. Bridges hears a lot of misconceptions about dentures. Patients are worried that their dentures will stand out in the wrong way. Maybe they won’t look natural or fit comfortably. When you have to live with dentures daily, they should look as great as they function. So, contact our Duncan, OK office if you’d like more information on our realistic dentures!
If you’re worried about aesthetic issues with traditional dentures, Dr. Bridges solves these issues by creating custom dentures with high-grade materials. Here are some common flaws that people worry about and how we resolve them.
Natural-Looking Gum Tissue
Your gums are an essential component of your smile. If your denture gums do not match your natural gums, you may worry about your dentures being obvious. Fortunately, modern dentures are much more convincing than in the past, thanks to advances in technology and dentistry skill.
At your denture appointment, Dr. Bridges customizes the color of the base of your dentures to match the pigment of natural gum tissue. Generally, we use acrylic resin for the base of dentures because it can be dyed in different shades to compliment the wearer’s unique gum tissue.
Additionally, a benefit of acrylic resin is that it can be painted on. So, we can even paint natural details (for example, blood vessels) to mimic the appearance of your natural gums. This helps your new realistic dentures seamlessly blend in with your natural gums.
Tooth Texture and Translucency
Furthermore, another common complaint about dentures is that the teeth look a bit flat because rudimentary dentures are made of plastic. Plastic is famously artificial-looking and doesn’t reflect light like natural enamel.
When you start the denture treatment process at Chisholm Trail Smile Center, we employ an extra step so that your new realistic dentures look and feel as natural as possible: the wax buildup. During this stage, we create a wax model of your teeth so that we can fit and make adjustments to optimize appearance and function before final fabrication. Also, we use ceramic material to create artificial teeth, because it closely imitates the appearance of natural enamel.
Teeth Shape and Size
In the past, dentures had limited options for the shape and size of the teeth. Other times, early dentures already came with standard teeth installed. If your dentures look too boxy, they can quickly fade your newfound confidence.
Natural teeth come in all shapes and sizes. Today, dentists can select teeth that complement the features that are uniquely yours.
Dentists design new dentures to fit securely in your mouth. However, your mouth can change over time as your age. So, once realistic dentures can eventually look loose and feel uncomfortable. Beyond aesthetic issues, ill-fitting dentures rub against the gums to cause irritation, inflammation, and sore spots. Also, it’s hard to chew with dentures that don’t fit, so this can pose nutritional and digestion issues.
If your dentures don’t comfortably fit, contact our Duncan office as soon as possible. We will happily create a plan for relining or readjustment.
Are you interested in realistic dentures in Duncan, OK? Look no further!
Full, partial, and implant-support dentures are great solutions that can help you regain confidence in your smile after tooth loss. We firmly believe that dentures should not only be functional but flawless in their appearance. Schedule a consultation for realistic dentures or our other prosthetic dental appliances by calling (580) 255-4880 or messaging us online.