Cosmetic Dentures and their Newfound Popularity

Can you spot cosmetic dentures in every crowd or not? They can, but they may be difficult to detect because they appear so much like your natural teeth. Have you ever observed someone who appeared to be a few years older than they really were? They might have received cosmetic dentures.

Excessive tooth loss, or a gap between the teeth, is referred to as a dental deficiency. Dental deficiencies are addressed through cosmetic dentistry and can be fixed with full, immediate, upper-only, lower-only overdentures, implant supported partial dentures (PRP), or partials. The form of denture you choose is dependent upon your treatment plan and preference.

What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Regular Dentures?

Traditional dentures are accepted by most individuals and may be noticeable to those around you. The people who wear them have problems pronouncing particular words or making particular sounds on occasion. At times, the dentures slip, often preventing the patient from eating certain foods.

Dentures sit on top of your gums. They don’t stimulate the underlying bone, and the bone begins to deteriorate, just like the bone density lost due to inactivity. They also put uneven strain on your jaw, which may cause discomfort.

Traditional dentures, on the other hand, can’t repair issues that cosmetic dentures can. The teeth may also be composed of various materials, such as porcelain or acrylic, depending on the type of denture and the position of the teeth. Your cosmetic dentist may use various treatments to make your teeth appear more natural.

What Facial Problems Can Cosmetic Dentures Correct?

People are unaware of the connection between their tooth structure and the way they appear. The bony ridge diminishes when you wear traditional dentures because there is no stimulation. When your reduced jawbone shrinks, the dentures will eventually be able to go further into your mouth as a result of the reduction in bone. Your dentures sinking causes your facial features to wrinkle and deepen folds. Because you are closing your mouth wider apart, you risk developing an under bite in which your lower jaw closes beneath your top jaw. You might also get Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) as a result of your jaw joints not operating properly.

Moreover, cosmetic dentures have the ability to restore facial anatomy. Teeth are one of the crucial bones in your face. Cosmetic dentures can recreate this bone structure by being supported by implants or the jawbone itself. Once cosmetic dentists replace missing teeth with implant supported cosmetic dentures, it becomes possible for patients to chew and speak properly. Not to mention, people with cosmetic dentures appear younger and more attractive.

What Do These Dentures Do to Correct These Problems?

The first way cosmetic dentures might assist these issues is by adding more base material. This base material can be colored to match your skin tone or ethnicity. The region surrounding the lips is expanded. Rather than drooping, your lips curve upward as a result of this. They are also intended to open the jaw. The bite will be better and there will be less of a chance of TMJ problems. It also reduces the facial wrinkles on your skin around your mouth.

With all of these things in mind, after you get your new dentures, you’ll notice a significant difference. Your mouth is back to how it’s supposed to be. You can see your beautiful new teeth once again. Your lip no longer hangs down in front, implying that you are permanently frowning. You simply appear to be healthier and younger just by getting cosmetic dentures. But what about the teeth? So far, all you’ve learned is the foundation of your denture.

Choosing the Teeth for Your Cosmetic Dentures

One of the most important steps in selecting the features of your cosmetic dentures is the type of teeth you pick. Porcelain or acrylic teeth may be used to make cosmetic dentures. Both appear natural and can be created to match the color of your present teeth if you have a partial denture. There are distinctions between the two.

Teeth made of porcelain are far more durable and take longer to wear down. The disadvantage of this is that they make noise when chewing and can also get stains where the denture meets the tooth. They also wear down natural teeth, making them unsuitable for placement where they would be in a chewing posture against natural teeth, such as a molar. Acrylic teeth are softer and less likely to stain. They don’t have the staining issue that porcelain teeth do and, because they aren’t as robust, but because they wear down faster.

The teeth are restored to their original location when using dental implants. This is made possible by the material used to make them and the way they are designed to fit your mouth. This is a significant benefit over regular dentures and most other forms of false teeth. The denture base material stimulates the gums, which helps them become healthier.

Cosmetic dentures are created utilizing computer-generated data about your mouth and utilized to generate your dentures with the precise measurements needed to guarantee that they fit you perfectly.

If you’re one of the many people concerned with your oral health or in need of a smile makeover, follow the path of Dr. Cross’s many patients. Speak to our kind and courteous staff about our cosmetic dentistry procedures including teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and dentures. We’re here to bring confidence back to your smile.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentures or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Jeffrey Cross, D.D.S., F.A.G.D at (301) 662-0300 for an evaluation.

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