Posted on: 28 September 2018
Are you particularly self-conscious about your appearance? If so, you may be having a particularly hard time trying to figure out what to do about your teeth, as these have certainly seen better days. You may have been slow to visit a dentist during your lifetime and now have evidence of deterioration, with several gaps or crooked teeth, as well as discolouration.
Yet even though you may need dentures, you don't like this alternative either. After all, don't they "look" as if they're false and present you with problems in social situations? Little wonder that you don't know what to do, but the good news is that you have a misconception about denture quality and appearance and should look into this as a viable option.
Time Moves On
Denture technology has come on in leaps and bounds in the space of just a generation or so and these products are nothing like the solutions that your grandparents may have been presented with. Certainly, some of those examples may not have fitted very well and given rise to daily issues for their wearers, but today they are tailor-made with high precision and constructed from the latest materials.
The Modern-Day Approach
The dentist will have high-technology equipment on hand in the surgery when they assess your mouth for new dentures. They will be able to use this tech to measure the internal dimensions very accurately, and computer programming will help them to draw up the replacement.
Furthermore, they can even use holographic scanning equipment to create a three-dimensional image of your mouth and use a separate machine to show them how you use individual muscles in order to bite, chew or talk. This can be different in every patient, and such a granular level of detail will enable them to plan your new dentures with even greater precision.
Typically, the upper set of dentures is now created on one, complete acrylic base, while the bottom set is carefully engineered so that it fits around the tongue and conforms to the jawline precisely. Once all of these dimensions have been taken and adjustments made for fine detail, all the data is sent to the lab to enable technicians to create your new dentures.
Some people may have a few teeth that are perfectly serviceable and can be retained. In this case, they may not need a complete full set of dentures, but "partials" could be linked to some direct implants, to come up with a great solution.
The Way Forward
As you can see, dentures are very precise and tailor-made using futuristic materials. This should alleviate your fear and convince you that it's the way forward, so you should contact your dentist as early as possible.Share