The Art of Removable Dental Prosthetics
When you make a decision to replace a denture, what inspired you to make the call? Pain or vanity? It’s a fact that with most dental situations, pain was the primary cause of taking action. If your denture is loose, or you get soreness, there are adjustments that can be done to help.
The base of the denture doesn’t change, but what supports it does, your gums. The other part of the denture environment that does change over time is the teeth themselves. The quality of the acrylic or porcelain tooth that is used in your denture will likely be reflected in the overall cost of your denture. There is a difference in the density of the teeth to choose from. Be informed. A deal is not a deal in the long run, especially if you’re relying on your insurance to pay a portion of the cost. The limit of coverage for your denture is 5 years.
Now the question of vanity: it’s a good thing to care about the way we look. Most of us get comfortable, and it takes something or someone to cause an emotional response to make a change. This is probably the most difficult task for your practitioner to sort out. Your expectation of the end result is in your heart and in your mind. How you communicate that to him or her is vital to achieving the results you want. Yes, it’s true you can look younger with a new smile. This can be partially achieved by opening up your bite. That means increasing the distance between your nose and chin. If you look in the mirror and relax your face, you will see how it elongates, giving you more youth. Then close your teeth together and see how you age instantly, and maybe look a little grumpier. This is measurable and your practitioner is skilled at making that change. Another indication of youth is the colour, size, and position of your teeth: how much tooth is showing when you speak and smile.
Do you remember your first grey hair? Well, the changes in your mouth happen gradually as well. Your mouth tries very hard to accommodate them, so you could be doing yourself harm by not getting your dentures examined. When getting your dentures examined, often there might be a minimal fee, but don’t hesitate to call a denturist to keep up with the changes. Please take the time to educate yourself on your choices and try to be very clear in explaining your desires and expectations for your new smile and you will be happier with the end results.