People with dentures can sometimes get resigned to poor quality of life. Maybe they remember people complaining about dentures in the past and think that’s the way it’s always been with dentures. Maybe they’ve had a couple of sets of dentures that were equally bad. Maybe they’ve even been told by a dentist that you just have to accept that dentures are a poor substitute for teeth.
Now, that may have been true in the past, but it isn’t true today at all.
One of the top questions we get about dentures is how to make your dentures fit better. Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable for a lot of reasons. Mostly, they have a poor fit. This can make your dentures put pressure on your gums, leading to soreness. Loose dentures can also slide around to cause irritation.
Dentures can also be bulky in the mouth, making it feel like you always have a mouth full of foreign objects.
Dentures can even fit so poorly that they can lead to TMJ-related jaw pain. Fortunately, dentures don’t have to feel uncomfortable. With FOY® Dentures, they’re custom-designed to fit your jaw comfortably. They also help you chew by applying pressure to your jaw instead of your gums like traditional dentures. This as a result helps them feel more comfortable.
If you have poorly fitting dentures, you might have grown used to the fact that they have a tendency to move around in your mouth. Whether you’re talking or chewing, you might think that dentures are just going to slide around a bit.
But dental implants can be used to secure your dentures, holding them in place so they don’t slide around or come out. If you want more secure dentures but you’re not ready for dental implants, FOY® Dentures fit so well that you don’t have to worry about them falling out of your mouth or slipping and sliding. If you’re wondering how dentures are supposed to fit, we can tell you one thing, it’s not loosely. Consider dental implants or new dentures for better retention.
With better fitting and more tightly retained dentures, you’ll find that your dentures function a lot better. You can eat foods you never thought were possible, and you can enjoy chewing with a natural motion. You can speak clearly with your dentures–even speaking loudly in public. Never worry about speaking with a lisp or saying no to your favorite foods again. The right dentures will help you live life like you once did.
Do your dentures look plastic? They don’t have to. Modern dentures can look more natural than you might have thought possible. Instead of bad looking dentures made of plastic, we can use ceramic teeth that are closely related to the material used in porcelain veneers for smile makeovers. They look amazingly natural, and many people find they have the best smile of their lives now that have dentures.
The base of dentures can be delicately layered and textured with color to mimic natural gum tissue, and it can be made any color so it harmonizes with your natural skin tone.
5. Facial Rejuvenation
Dentures don’t just rejuvenate your smile, they can rejuvenate your face, too. With poorly fitting dentures, your facial proportions are affected. Your face compresses in the lower third, forcing the skin to either hang down as jowls and a turkey neck or fold in around the mouth, creating a sunken appearance. Many people get both.
With properly fitting dentures, we can restore the youthful proportions of your face. Facial folds, jowls, and turkey neck decrease dramatically as your face is restored to a more youthful version. With the restoration of your natural proportions, you will look like yourself, not a stretched or windswept version of you.
Experience Better Dentures in Tulsa
If you aren’t prepared to accept that life with dentures has to be bad, we can help. We offer one amazing form of advanced dentures, the Denture Fountain of Youth®. Discover if there’s a better solution available for your missing teeth at our Tulsa dental office.
To learn which one is right for you, please call (918) 528-3330 for an appointment with a Tulsa denture dentist at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.