Have you ever wondered why there are so many advertisements for denture adhesives?
The answer is simple: most dentures simply do not fit well enough for everyday comfort.
There are several reasons:
…and there are many more reasons why dentures may not fit.
Denture wearers suffer greatly, because even a “good” denture is a poor substitute for natural teeth.
You see, there are basically 3 types of dentures available today:
You have all seen a person’s face “sink in” when they remove their dentures. A little amount of this “sunken in” look exists in dentures if they are not made to optimum neuromuscular dimensions. If time is taken to properly determine and capture all of these considerations in the new dentures, the patient will look better and feel better also.We have made dentures for patients who looked 20 years younger when we were finished, and they could eat normally again! This process does take an average of four visits and is much more expensive than the economy version, but consider that the patient can function so much better and looks so much better/younger.
For dentistry in general, the making of dentures is fast becoming a lost art. In fact, most dentists do not really like to make dentures because the results are so unpredictable. To make a quality denture takes much time and more expense than the typical economy denture made by the economy denture specialists. Many patients choose to experiment with these economy techniques because the cost savings are tempting, but they end up with a drawer full of ill fitting mistakes and a bathroom cabinet full of denture adhesives.