Are Dentures Like They Used to Be?
It’s a common mistake to think that modern dentures have anything in common with the heavy, fake-looking versions used decades ago. Dentures way back when were considered to be purely functional because they were better than having no teeth, and they even restored some function.
A Lot Has Changed about Dentures
But a lot has changed in dentistry since your grandparents wore their dentures. Materials are lighter and more natural-looking, and since dentists understand more about jaw growth, full and partial dentures today are designed to fit more comfortably.
Back in the day, dentists were limited by materials and had to make do with what was available. There wasn’t much customization possible, and the result was often one-size-fits-all teeth that really meant one-size-fits-none.
But today, because of advancements in dental materials and technology, dentists can customize beautiful, natural-looking dentures that complement your appearance and not detract from it. Your dentures will be customized down to the smallest detail including the shade, shape, and positioning of each tooth in the comfortable acrylic base.
Today, full and partial dentures in Metairie, LA are lighter, more flexible, and fit better than ever. With a more complete understanding of dental bite and jaw function, dentists create dentures that are comfortable, fit well, and minimize soreness that was so common a few decades ago.
Another way to improve the fit and comfort of dentures is to use dental implants to hold them securely in place. Your dentist can place several implants at points along your jaw and design your dentures with attachments that snap onto the implants to hold them firmly in place.
Please Call for Your Dentures Consultation
If you deal with the discomfort and inconvenience of missing teeth but are apprehensive of dentures, please call Oak Family Dental. Our doctors will be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and show you how our natural-looking dentures can transform your smile and your life.