Why Traditional Dentures Make You Look Older
When we’re young, our face develops as a whole. Muscles, bones, skin, teeth, and other tissues mature in harmony with one another, creating a youthful balance that defines the appearance of a youthful face.
Over time, however, the balance begins to shift. Your teeth wear down and are eventually lost. Once your teeth are gone, the body begins to remove bone from your jaw. This combination leads to an imbalance in your face. Now there is no longer enough hard tissue in the lower third of your face to support the soft tissue, which begins to sag. This leads to many of the common signs of aging, such as:
- Hanging skin under the neck (turkey neck or turkey wattle)
- Folds and wrinkles around the mouth
- Puffy neck or double chin
- Sunken lips and cheeks
- Hanging jowls
To reverse these signs of aging, a denture should replace the full height and volume of your lost teeth and bones. However, the traditional denture process doesn’t measure what this height and volume are supposed to be. At best, traditional dentures replace the height of your teeth before they were lost, not the full height and volume of your teeth when you were young.
Plus, the poor fit of traditional dentures means that the teeth have to be set back further in your mouth. This makes your lips and cheeks sink in.
FOY® Dentures are different. Using a special fitting process, Dr. Siegel can “read” the proper dimensions of your dentures from your facial structure. This means that your FOY® Dentures will restore your face to its youthful proportion. This can reduce or eliminate many signs of facial aging.
In addition to their poor fit, traditional dentures are often made with unattractive materials. Traditional dentures are typically made with plastic bases and plastic teeth. The teeth often use the same shape, too. This can make them look fake.
But FOY® Dentures are made with ceramic teeth that mimic the luster of natural teeth. This also helps them resist stains from coffee, tea, wine, and other beverages. In addition, the teeth of FOY® Dentures are customized. They can be unique to your smile and can either mimic your youthful smile or give you the smile of your dreams.
Better Fit Leads to Better Function and Comfort
But a more youthful appearance isn’t the only benefit of FOY® Dentures. The improved fit also means FOY® Dentures are more secure. This means they are less likely to come out of your mouth at an unfortunate moment. Not only that, it can improve your ability to bite and chew with dentures (although not as much as dental implants, see below).
In addition, the improved fit of FOY® Dentures can make them more comfortable than traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are often loose in your mouth. They shift and slide uncomfortably, abrading your gums in different places. This can lead to sore spots that might keep you from wearing your dentures most of the time.
Plus, FOY® Dentures put your jaw in a healthy position, which can reduce the risk of jaw pain, neck pain, and headaches related to TMD.
Dental Implants for Stable Dentures
If you are looking to make your dentures even more stable and sturdy, you should consider dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that bond to your jawbone, similar to natural teeth. When your denture attaches to these implants, it won’t come out when you talk, laugh, or sneeze. In addition, you can get a bite force comparable to what you had with your natural teeth, especially for fixed-in full-arch new teeth.
Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly cared for.
Get Quality Dentures at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell
If you are unhappy with your current dentures or don’t like the thought of getting traditional dentures, Dr. Siegel can help. As one of the first adopters of the FOY® Dentures process, Dr. Siegel has tremendous experience in fitting this type of denture. This helps him achieve great results, and it also makes it easier for him to offer them at a reasonable price.
To learn more about the benefits of FOY® Dentures, please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.