Traditional dentures are often the epitome of uncomfortable restorations. Patients believe that it is normal to experience ill-fitting dentures, which can cause irritation and discomfort. However, this is not the case. A proper denture should be comfortable and help patients maintain their oral health without sores or irritation keeping them from feeling their best. While some patients may want to consider the benefits of implant-supported dentures, others take the time to learn about 3D dentures at Carshalton area dental facilities such as The Denture Clinic.
The Denture Clinic uses 3D dentures to provide patients with appliances that not only look beautiful but fit best. 3D dentures are made to mould to the mouth and include several different impressions not taken with traditional dental moulds.
With 3D dentures, several impressions are made. The upper dentures are placed and have a mouldable material on the outside. Patients are then instructed to move their mouth in various ways to mould the material in place. This allows the outside acrylic gum tissue to be tailor-made for each individual patient to ensure a tight and precise fit. Conventional dentures use impressions that are just of the gums, not of the contours. These are often decided by the technician fabricating the dentures, not the patient.
Lower dentures are placed and tested in the same way, and then the moulding substance is placed on the inside of the dentures. Patients are instructed to move their mouth and tongue to get accurate impressions. These are sent to a laboratory for custom-made dentures that fit and function at their best.
The team of The Denture Clinic may suggest 3D dentures for patients who find traditional dentures intolerable. These dentures hold better in the mouth, look more natural, and work with the way patients talk, chew, and smile. This ensures a custom fit that also helps in maintaining the appearance of facial structures, which are often lost with conventional dentures.
If you are located in or around the Carshalton, Sutton, or Wallington areas and are interested in finding out how 3D dentures can change your life, contact our team today at The Denture Clinic. We work hard to help our patients look and feel their best, even when tooth loss occurs.