When you think of dentures, you’re probably imagining dentures of the past. You know, the kind that would slip and click when people tried to talk. The kind that looked fake and people would often take out as soon as they got home. The kind that, sadly, some dentists still sell because they are cheap and most people don’t know the difference.

The good news is dentures don’t have to be like that anymore. You may not believe it, but tremendous technological improvements in dentistry allow us to make dentures better than ever. Here are the technologies that have transformed dentures.

Dental implants

Many people think that dental implants are an alternative to dentures, but the truth is that the two technologies are complementary. Dental implants can be used to secure your dentures, making them as secure as your natural teeth. You will be able to eat all your favorite foods and won’t have to worry about your teeth falling out in public.

Better Materials for Dentures Teeth

What are dentures made of? In the past, and many even dentures today are made with plastic teeth. The same material was used for the base and the teeth, it’s just colored differently. When porcelain teeth were used, they were fragile and prone to breaking.

Today we have access to advanced ceramics that are both attractive and durable. These denture teeth can look just like natural teeth–the same coloration and translucency. They are also strong like natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry that eating tough foods will wear down your dentures.

Advances in Aesthetic Understanding

Denture teeth can look a lot better today too because we’ve reached a better understanding of what makes a smile attractive. In the past, cosmetic dentistry focused on making things perfect, using mathematical ratios to precisely define everything.

Now we understand that much of what makes a smile attractive is its uniqueness, and we differentiate your dentures so they are personal and individual.

Better Techniques for Base

It’s not just denture teeth that have improved in appearance. We now have access to better manufacturing techniques for the denture base so that it doesn’t just look like flat plastic. Instead, it has texture and depth more like the appearance of natural gum tissue. We have access to a wider range of colors so you can get dentures that are a better match for your natural gums.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

But perhaps the most important discovery, the one that makes FOY Dentures® so remarkable, is neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular dentistry doesn’t look just at the teeth and gums but considers the entire jaw system as an interrelated whole. It allows us to understand how joints, nerves, and muscles are impacted by your teeth, and how important it is that your dentures restore your jaw to its natural position to restore healthy and comfortable function.

When we also restore your jaw to its natural position, a remarkable thing happens, the sagging and folding skin that makes jowls, deep wrinkles, and turkey neck become tighter and less pronounced. You can look years younger.

Better Dentures are Worth The Cost

We’re often asked, “How much do FOY® Dentures cost?” Although we can’t tell you how much yours will cost until you visit us for a consultation, many patients don’t want to spend the extra money on better dentures because they don’t usually understand how the benefits outweigh the costs. For instance, with bargain dentures, you will need to spend money on replacements much sooner than with high-quality dentures. Additionally, poorly fitting dentures are associated with other health costs from having poorly fitting dentures. For instance, if your dentures don’t fit well, you’re likely not eating a wide variety of foods needed for optimal nutrition intake. With missing sources of nutrition, it can lead to osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, muscle weakness, and even pneumonia.

Better dentures are made with higher quality materials, fit you significantly better, and provide you with more happiness in life. Although their upfront cost might be more than economy dentures, they will last longer and deliver significantly better results.

Get New Dentures in Wilmington, NC – You Won’t Regret It!

If you’re unhappy with your current pair of dentures and want a pair that helps shave years off your appearance, chew more effectively, look more natural, and overall drive more happiness in your life, you need to contact us. FOY® Dentures can improve all aspects of your life and give you a smile you absolutely love.

If you are considering dentures and want to learn what makes them so much better today, please call (910) 392-6060 for an appointment with a Wilmington, NC denture dentist at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry. We can’t wait to show you the difference of modern, high-quality dentures.