You’ve probably seen a person’s face “sink in” when they take out their dentures and may have wondered why exactly this occurs. This sinking, drooping or wrinkling of the face happens because their dentures are not made specifically for them.

Wait — what? Aren’t dentures a pretty personal thing?

The truth is, no, they’re not. Most traditional dentures are created from prefabricated molds, not to your exact physiological makeup. This means that while they may technically “fit,” they’re not always a perfect fit for you.

We’re proud that we can offer our patients who have unfortunately lost their teeth, beautiful, natural looking dentures.

Physiologic Dentures
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Considering Dentures?

There are three types of dentures available today:

  • Economy Dentures: Economy dentures are the least expensive choice. They are very basic and are often sold as “same-day dentures.” They essentially are available in three sizes: small, medium and large.
  • Traditional Dentures: Traditional dentures are the type of dentures that most general dentists make. They will usually fit better and look better than economy dentures but are not custom fit and may be uncomfortable and unhealthy over time.
  • Neuromuscular Dentures: Neuromuscular dentures are the most customized denture available and are what we make at Miami Designer Smiles. They give you the best comfort, fit, function and aesthetics.

If you’re in the market to replace your missing teeth, you may have considered getting dentures. But before you decide on what type of denture you’re going to get, consider a few things about dentures as a tooth-replacement option:

1. Dentures should not just replace the teeth; they also need to replace how those teeth function in relation to the rest of the mouth.

2. Dentures don’t just have to look good when you’re smiling. They also have to function when biting and chewing and need to support and facilitate a healthy jaw position.

3. Dentures also need to support the cheeks and lips, as well as the muscles and tissues below them. This benefit helps you look attractive and more youthful even when you’re not smiling.

The Problem With Traditional Dentures

Don’t get us wrong — dentures can be instrumental for people who have lost their natural teeth. They allow many people to eat, chew and smile again after tooth loss. But, they can be hard to adjust to for some individuals, especially if they don’t fit correctly in the mouth.

If your dentures are not a good fit for your mouth — and body — they can create problems such as:

  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Slippage
  • Mouth sores or infections
  • Premature aging, especially around the mouth
  • Bone and tissue loss

Instant Face-Lift

Another benefit to neuromuscular dentures is that they are more comfortable and appear more natural than traditional dentures because their design is based on form.

Many of our neuromuscular denture patients report that with their new dentures, they could once again eat normally, speak with confidence, and they both looked and felt younger!

Neuromuscular dentures are popular because they can also help enhance your facial appearance by supporting facial muscles. An added benefit to this is that supported facial muscles help support our face’s skin, keeping it tight and wrinkle-free.

This means that when you take your dentures out, your face will not shrink, your muscles will remain in place, and your appearance will not change — and you’ll feel great about your smile!

The Neuromuscular Denture Process

The process of making your neuromuscular dentures generally takes four visits. Because these dentures are custom fit to ensure your muscles and joints’ harmony, we take care to collect information about your bite and how your muscles, soft tissue and joints all work together.

Making a quality denture takes time. While you may be tempted to choose traditional or economy dentures because of time or cost savings, you could be setting yourself up for a denture that causes discomfort or damage.

Why Choose Neuromuscular Dentures?

Neuromuscular dentures, also known as physiologic dentures, are different from conventional dentures because they’re created with your whole body in mind. Neuromuscular dentistry is a dental specialty that focuses on how the teeth, jaw, muscles, nerves and soft tissues of the face and neck work together. Neuromuscular dentures do more than replace your teeth; they fit precisely into your mouth with the jaw, muscles of the face and neck, and the teeth in mind.

The most significant benefit of neuromuscular dentures over regular dentures is that they move your jaw into an optimal position to help create a proper bite, allowing your jaw to relax. This adjustment also means your jaw is in the ideal place for chewing and speech. Achieving the proper bite helps to correct or prevent jaw problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder.