Whenever anyone thinks of dentures, they think of their grandparents. They think of these false teeth that could be spotted a mile away in someone’s mouth. The kind that grandpa pops out in and out occasionally, just to scare you.
The reason why these dentures looked fake, was because in the past, many dentists would create a “one size fits all” approach.
This makes the process way easier for the dentist but many times, it creates an unappealing smile.
Creating a beautiful natural looking denture has everything to do with the selection of the teeth. Teeth that correspond with the size and shape of a person’s face.
Also, many dentists will have a “one size fits all” color for the gums in the denture.
Different ethnic groups have different colors of gum tissue. Picking the right pigment for the gum in the denture is another detail that makes a natural looking denture.
Unfortunately, gum disease is very common in the United States, and it is the number one reason why people lose their teeth.
Obviously, implants are the gold standard when replacing missing teeth. But honestly, it’s very expensive and is not in many people’s budget. Getting dentures to replace missing teeth is a great alternative to implants.
If you are missing teeth, dentures might be right for you. Give us a call at 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to schedule a denture consultation.
Floss like a madman!
Emilio “Denture Power” Couret