Will My Dentures Look Like Real Teeth?
Tooth loss is one of the most concerning oral health problems. The loss of even a single tooth can compromise the bite and detract from the smile’s beauty. Extensive tooth loss makes it difficult to bite, chew, and speak clearly and leaves many embarrassed to share their smile.
Dentures are an effective solution for advanced tooth loss. At his dental practice serving Wichita, KS, and West Wichita, KS, Dr. Byron J. Nordhus offers dentures to replace up to an entire arch of teeth. When considering dentures treatment, patients often ask, “Will my dentures look like real teeth?” Here we discuss how dentures are customized to create a natural appearance, and the options available to enhance dentures treatment even further.
Customizing Dentures for a Natural Appearance
Dentures replace missing teeth to restore oral functions so people can bite with ease and speak with clarity. But the factor that is especially important to many who have suffered tooth loss is how dentures will look. Understandably, people want the smile to look attractive and real. Fortunately, dentures provide the natural-looking results our patients desire.
We work with skilled lab technicians who use high-quality materials and advanced dental technology to craft dentures that are indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dr. Nordhus customizes the design plan for each set of dentures to further ensure they look natural and blend in with any remaining healthy teeth. Dentures are personalized for each of our Wichita patients by:
- Appearance of gum tissues
Will My Dentures Slip Out of Place?
Although dentures are customized to look natural and blend in with any adjacent teeth, patients often worry that dentures will slip out of place, making it apparent that they are artificial. Dentures are fabricated using molds and impressions of the patient's teeth, gums, and jaw. Dental technicians carefully craft dentures to ensure a close and comfortable fit.
While today’s dentures fit much more securely than dentures of the past, they are only held in place with suction and dentures adhesive, so there is a chance they could slip or shift. Traditional dentures must be removed each night for soaking and cleaning, which also makes it clear that they are artificial.
Alternatives to Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures look like real teeth, but the possibility of shifting leaves some patients looking for a more secure tooth replacement. As an alternative to traditional dentures, Dr. Nordhus offers implant-supported dentures and All-on-4® dental implants.
Dental implants fuse with the jaw bone and act as anchors for partial or complete dentures. Like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures look completely natural, but they provide the added benefit of superior stability. Implant-supported dentures are permanently affixed to the jaw just like natural teeth, so they never slip or shift and do not need to be removed for cleaning.
Contact Our Dental Team
Dentures are a durable and attractive replacement for missing teeth. If you are looking for a dental treatment to address extensive tooth loss, Dr. Byron J. Nordhus can help you consider the benefits of traditional and implant-supported dentures. To schedule an appointment at our dental practice, send us a message at your earliest convenience.