In surveys, most denture wearers confess that they dislike their dentures. They are uncomfortable, don’t stay in place, aren’t good for chewing, and look fake. Worst of all, wearing dentures has caused their face to collapse, giving them a sunken appearance around the mouth. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dentures can be made comfortable, have a great fit, work properly, and have a natural appearance. Not only that, but they can restore your facial appearance, making you look years — even decades — younger, almost like you’ve had a facelift!
If you would like to learn more about Denture Fountain of Youth® in Wilmington, NC, please call (910) 392-6060 or email Kuzma Advanced Dentistry today for an appointment with denture dentist Dr. Michael Kuzma.
The Secret behind a Better Denture Fit
One of the key innovations that makes Denture Fountain of Youth® fit better than their traditional counterparts is the introduction of neuromuscular dentistry.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the complex interaction between the muscles, bones, nerves, and teeth in your jaw. With traditional dentures, there’s often just an attempt to make sure they fit on your gums, but with neuromuscular dentistry, we can make sure your dentures fit in properly with your muscles, your jawbone, and your joints. These are the keys to the facelift effects.
Proper fit eliminates uncomfortable pressure points. It also ensures your dentures don’t cause stress in your jaw muscles or joints, resulting in a more comfortable fit for your dentures. Proper fit also allows your muscles to help hold your dentures in place, even when you’re talking or chewing.
More Attractive Dentures
Most dentures aren’t really designed to be attractive. With a plastic teeth and flat plastic base, they are barely distinguishable from a pair of chattering toy dentures. But Denture Fountain of Youth® are designed to look more natural than your average dentures.
Denture Fountain of Youth® have ceramic teeth made out of a material similar to the one used to make porcelain veneers. This material closely mimics tooth enamel. The teeth are also designed using the latest principles in cosmetic dentistry. Your smile will be carefully customized to your desire. It can be made to look like your natural smile, or like the smile you’ve always dreamed of. It can be perfect or it can have some of the small imperfections that give character and individuality.
The denture base for Denture Fountain of Youth® is also designed to look very natural. The plastic is carefully layered to give it the translucency and texture of natural gum tissue. Like the teeth, the gum line can be individualized to meet your desires.
FOY Dentures® are designed to give you the best possible fit, but the only way to make them truly secure is with dental implants. Implant Dentures are secured in your bone, similar to the way your natural teeth are. You have the option of getting dentures that are attached to dental implants but still rest on your gums. These will still be removable, and may not chew as well as your natural teeth, though they are a huge improvement over traditional options.
Or you can get dentures that are fully secured in your mouth and supported by the dental implants. These implants allow you to chew exactly as you did with your natural teeth–you can get the bite force to eat all varieties of food, including some you may have thought you were never eat again.
How Dentures Can Turn Back the Clock
But why, you might still be asking, are Denture Fountain of Youth® dentures called that? It’s because they have the ability to dramatically rejuvenate your face, making you look years, even decades younger. Here’s how.
Your teeth and jaws define the size and shape of the lower third of your face. As your teeth get worn down, or are eventually lost, the volume of this part of your face shrinks. Now your skin, which grew and developed with your teeth and bones, is too big for your face. It either hangs down or folds in around the mouth. The result is a loss of definition of the jawline, jowls, turkey neck, and deep facial folds around the mouth.
Traditional dentures aren’t designed to fully replace the volume lost in the mouth region, but Denture Fountain of Youth® are. By restoring your face to its youthful proportions, you can look significantly younger. It’s better than surgery in many ways: you won’t need to take time off from work, experience the discomfort of surgery, and you won’t end up with an obviously stretched appearance.
T-Scan by Tekscan
We can check the fit of your dentures using T-Scan, a tool that measures your bite force digitally. T-Scan tells us exactly how much force you are biting down with at every point, so we can be sure that we’ve eliminated all pressure points and your bite loads your denture evenly for maximum comfort and health.