If you’re unhappy with your current dentures, your dentist might be telling you there’s nothing he can do. Dentures have limitations, he says, and they’re not like natural teeth. But we can help you get dentures that are more like your natural teeth, and help you live life without the limitations your dentures cause.
Here are some of the common complaints people have about their dentures, and what we can do to eliminate them.
They Make Me Look Old
It’s unfortunately true that many people look older in dentures than they should. Some of this is the natural loss of bone that occurs in the jaw after the teeth are lost. But it’s also that most dentures just aren’t designed to replace that lost bone as well as the teeth.
But FOY ® Dentures are designed to help you look younger. Using neuromuscular dentistry, we design dentures not just to fit in your mouth, but to harmonize with the muscles, bones, and joints of your face. This ensures your dentures are designed not just to look beautiful, but to provide the optimal support for your facial tissues, providing for a more youthful appearance by supporting your jaw, cheeks, and, especially, your lips.
One of the hardest things to live with is dentures that make you gag. Your dentures are, technically, nonfood objects that are in your mouth, which is why your body responds by gagging. But they don’t have to feel like foreign objects. With FOY ® Dentures, the optimal fit helps dentures avoid encroaching on sensitive parts they’re not supposed to touch, so you gag less.
Combined with dental implants, FOY ® Dentures can feel just like your natural teeth, so you won’t get that foreign object sensation that triggers gagging.
Can’t Chew Food
Many people have difficulty chewing food with dentures. They then tend to eat junk food that doesn’t require much chewing or chew food quickly, leading to overeating and weight gain.
Inability to chew food can come from dentures being poorly fitted or loose. But it can also come from the fact that dentures are made with soft, plastic teeth that just can’t chew up food very well.
FOY ® Dentures are made with the latest advanced ceramic teeth, which are both durable and sharp, helping you to chew your food effectively.
Can’t Taste Food
If you can’t taste your food with dentures, it might be because you’re not able to chew properly, so food passes through your mouth too quickly to distribute flavors. But it might also be because your upper palate is covered by your denture plate. Your upper palate is almost as important as your tongue for tasting food, and covering it with a denture can make it very hard to taste.
Trimming the denture can help improve taste, but if you really want to improve your taste, dental implants can be used to eliminate the upper plate altogether. Your upper palate will be completely free to taste food and drink.
Speech problems come in many categories. Sometimes your dentures are making sounds you don’t want them to, and other times your dentures aren’t making the sounds you want them to. Dentures can make clicking sounds when they hit each other or whistling sounds when air travels under them. Securing dentures with dental implants will eliminate these sounds, so people hear you, not your dentures.
Another problem is when dentures don’t allow you to clearly form speech sounds. This may be because dentures aren’t properly fitted to allow your mouth to form a proper resonance chamber. Teeth that are too short, dentures that are too bulky, and other fitting problems can prevent you from speaking clearly. Properly fitting dentures can help you speak as you did with your natural teeth.
Dentures You’ll Brag, Not Complain about
If you’re looking for dentures that will give you nothing but positive things to say about them, we can help. Please contact us by email, or call us at (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a Savannah denture dentist at The Durham Office, providing Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.