There was a time when being fitted with dentures meant compromising aesthetics and comfort in order to regain some, although certainly not all, function to the mouth. These old-fashioned dentures represented the best available solution for people who were missing all of the teeth on their upper, lower, or both arches. Thanks to advances in modern reconstructive dentistry, however, uncomfortable, ill-fitting, unnatural-looking dentures are now consigned to history.
At the general dentistry practice of Robert J. Matlach, DDS in Huntington, custom dentures allow people who are missing most or all of their natural teeth to restore form, function, and health to their mouths without sacrificing aesthetics or comfort. This is because Dr. Matlach uses only the highest-quality materials in custom-crafting aesthetically pleasing dentures that fit perfectly into his patients’ mouths. These dentures can be held in the mouth by adhesives or supported by state-of-the-art dental implants to ensure the most lifelike replacement of natural teeth possible. Whichever type of dentures you choose, you can expect the most durable, natural-looking results possible when you entrust your oral health to Dr. Matlach.
The Benefits of Custom Dentures
The creation of dentures is both an art and a science. The reason that dentures get such a bad rap is that many people who wear them have dentures of very poor quality. If dentures aren’t milled to the exact specifications of the patient’s mouth - down to the finest detail - they won’t fit properly. They will be more likely to slip out of place at inopportune times, such as when the patient is eating or talking. They will interfere with speech and cause discomfort, if not out-and-out pain, in the mouth. Ultimately, poorly made dentures cause as many issues as they solve.
Custom dentures are different. Dr. Matlach combines his eye for aesthetics with his finely honed dental skills to arrive at the precise specifications to which the dentures should be made. These specifications are absolutely unique to the patient and take into account the patient’s individual facial anatomy, the state of his or her mouth, and many other factors. He then entrusts the fabrication of the dentures to a renowned dental laboratory that has a reputation for producing superb-quality dental restorations. He then makes sure that the dentures fit perfectly in the patient’s mouth, making any and all adjustments necessary to ensure that they are the best set of dentures that patient could possibly have.
While Dr. Matlach happily provides conventional dentures of the most surpassing standard, he also proudly offers dentures supported by dental implants. Dental implants are tiny screws made of titanium that are surgically embedded into the jaw. Once the jawbone has healed around the implants, they can be used to secure the dentures permanently in the mouth. There is no risk of slippage or shifting, and such tasks as chewing, biting, speaking, and smiling can be done with ease and confidence. With proper care, the implants themselves can last a lifetime.
Learn More about Custom Dentures
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of custom dentures, please contact the dental practice of Dr. Robert J. Matlach today.