Cosmetic dentistry is responsible for improving millions of smiles around the globe. It can truly be a life-altering experience for those who are missing teeth or need to have teeth pulled. There are many different treatment options available, and thanks to advancements in technology, they are more easily accessible and convenient. Cosmetic dentures are one of the latest in cosmetic dental procedures.
What are cosmetic dentures?
When you think of dentures, it may conjure up an image of old-school false teeth. With the recent advancements in dental technology, many people are choosing implants. However, some still prefer dentures. They restore your ability to eat naturally while enhancing your smile. The latest technology makes it possible for dentists to create a natural-looking partial or full denture that gives you the smile you always wanted.
Top 5 Benefits of Cosmetic Dentures
Gives Your Appearance a “Lift”
For those who lose their teeth, the cheeks and jaws can begin to sag. We use advanced equipment to construct cosmetic dentures. The use of precise measurements helps construct a denture that fits accurately and comfortably. These measurements are used to create the perfect arrangement of teeth to fit your face. It’s like giving your entire facial appearance a lift.
Boosts Your Self-Esteem
Some people are embarrassed about their smiles. Cosmetic dentures fix your smile making you feel more confident and happier. You will feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror. You may find you are more excited about attending social events.
More Stable than Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are known to move around while eating, speaking, or laughing. Thanks to the latest technology, you get a better fit. Cosmetic dentures provide better stability and fit. For some patients, titanium rods are implanted surgically along the jaw. These posts can secure partial dentures or a full set.
Ability to Customize
At Dr. Gibbs’ office, we can customize your cosmetic dentures. This gives you the option of a more natural look. You can have a whiter smile. Maybe you’d like your teeth to appear longer, or you’d like more or fewer gums showing. They are constructed to give you a more beautiful smile, the smile you’ve always wanted.
More Natural Look
One of the most popular things about cosmetic dentures is that they are not as noticeable as traditional dentures. They are crafted to have the same luminosity and opalescence as your natural teeth. You’ll have a smile that feels and looks natural. Most people will not even know you are wearing them unless you choose to tell them.
Different Types of Cosmetic Dentures
There are three basic types of cosmetic dentures. During your visit to Dr. Gibb’s office, discuss which option is best suited for you and your situation. He will make his recommendation and help you choose.
- Full Cosmetic Dentures. A full cosmetic denture allows you to eat and speak with confidence. They fill out your cheeks and lips naturally.
- Partial Cosmetic Dentures. A partial is used to fill in a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Unlike a dental bridge, they do not require surrounding teeth to be altered. Partials are either removable or secured using dental implants.
- Implant-Supported Dentures. These dentures are attached to dental implants using titanium screws that provide a root to support the teeth. This type is the most stable and just four implants can support all the teeth.
Contact Dr. Gibbs Office
If you would like to know if you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentures, schedule your appointment with Dr. Gibbs today. His office is conveniently located in Glen Ellyn just west of Route 53 off Roosevelt Road and Park Boulevard. Our goal is to provide you with optimal results and a smile that makes you smile.