When you think of dentures, you may picture thick, clunky, unnatural-looking teeth. But Dr. Leo Davis can create a set of dentures that you’ll be really happy with. They’ll be both comfortable and natural looking, so no one will ever have to know that they are not your own teeth. And if you thought you couldn’t manage to pay for good quality dentures, you’ll find we not only use first-rate materials and methods, we also strive to provide reasonable fees and affordable payment plans.
Natural, Comfortable Dentures
Materials matter in the creation of natural-looking dentures, so we use good quality materials that will provide you with years of comfortable service. And the philosophy of the dentist comes into play in with dentures as well. One philosophy says that dentures should not be too beautiful because they won’t look natural. But Dr. Davis doesn’t believe that. He will provide you with dentures that look the way you want them to look, and our dentures procedure will help you achieve a smile you’ll love.
We don’t skip any steps in our dentures procedure. The first step is to listen to your ideas and aspirations to get an idea of what you really want. Then Dr. Davis will fit you with good quality wax rims that will comfortably fit over your gums to provide a foundation for the teeth.
The next step is to set your teeth in the wax. The illustration on the left shows how they will fit over the gums. The teeth used will be the actual teeth that will become part of your denture. You’ll be able to see exactly how they will look, and Dr. Davis will check the bite and the fit and calibrate the amount of opening of your jaw. He will also test how the dentures affect your speech so that they are as natural as possible. Any adjustments that are needed will be made before the teeth are processed into the permanent base.
Dr. Davis also provides implant-supported dentures, which provide improved stability and retention. But you will never be pressured to go with one solution or the other. An upper denture covers the upper palate and is held in place by suction. Some people find it a bit more difficult to speak clearly find their eating enjoyment somewhat diminished. Since there is no way to achieve suction on the lower arch, the lower denture is held more loosely with gravity, and is controlled by the tongue and cheeks. It can take time to train the muscles to do this with consistency, and there are sometimes slips. In addition, chewing efficiency is much lower with removable dentures. While some people get along fine with this, others want a more advanced solution. Securing the dentures with dental implants effectively removes these problems for most people.
You can learn more about this topic by clicking here to read our Implant Overdentures page.
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