Dentures have come a long way. Perhaps you remember your grandparents’ dentures from when you were a child – vivid pink “gums” with unnaturally white and even teeth. There was no question that these were “fake” teeth.
A great deal of craftsmanship goes into the making of today’s dentures. The plastic portion that fits over your gums and holds the teeth in place is now naturally colored and translucent for a realistic appearance, and the teeth are now designed and placed individually to allow for the variation that occurs in nature.
The lab we trust with our dentures and partials creates these appliances with an eye toward both aesthetics and comfort. Another flaw of older dentures was slipping and improper fit. These issues affected facial shape as well as speech, giving away the wearer’s secret. Older dentures often only fit properly when adhesive was used.
Modern Dentures in Bridgeton, MO
Today, we design dentures to fit comfortably over your gums and hold without adhesive (although an adhesive may be used if you feel more secure with it). If your dentures do start to fit differently and don’t remain in place as they should, call us right away. Poorly fitting dentures don’t just pose a risk of slipping; they also can damage your gums, leading to sores and infections.