It can be difficult to cope with tooth loss, but knowing that you have the option to restore a beautiful smile with a lifelike appearance can be helpful. Custom dentures will allow you to achieve this goal.
Unlike the one-size-fits-all appliances that your grandparents wore, custom dentures both look natural and feel comfortable. Your dentist will take measurements of your unique smile to ensure the best fit possible for your dentures.
What are the advantages of custom dentures?
Custom dentures are tailored to match each patient’s unique specifications. Every mouth is different and has different measurements, and custom dentures take that into account.
Custom dentures offer patients the following benefits:
- Better fit: Custom dentures are more snug that the cookie-cutter appliances of years past. Therefore, the appliances are more secure and stay in place better.
- More comfort: Because the appliances fit better, they are also more comfortable. In fact, many patients report that their dentures feel quite similar to their biological teeth.
- Natural aesthetic: Custom dentures are made of state-of-the-art materials that mimic the appearance of biological tooth enamel. Furthermore, the shade can be designed to match the color of your natural smile – or improve on it, if that’s your goal.
The Custom Denture Treatment Process
How do you take advantage of all of these benefits of custom dentures? Consult with a dentist who will design an appliance with your specific needs in mind.
The custom denture treatment process begins with a consultation, at which your provider may use the following assessment tools to plan for the appliance’s design:
- Dental impressions: For a three-dimensional representation of your smile’s structure
- X-rays: To get a clearer picture of the underlying bone structure
- Photographs: For both planning purposes and comparison purposes after you are fitted with the denture
All of the relevant data is then forwarded to the dental lab that is responsible for creating your dentures. When they are ready, you will return to our office to be fitted with the appliance. Our provider can make additional adjustments to the appliance as needed.
You may experience some mild discomfort as your mouth initially adjusts to the appliance. However, any such discomfort should resolve within a few weeks. If the discomfort lasts longer or is severe, contact our office to see if further adjustments to your dentures are needed.
Are you interested in custom dentures to restore your smile after tooth loss? Schedule an evaluation at our office to learn more about the treatment process and how it can benefit you.