Personalized Dentures & Hidden Anchors for Dentures
Personalized dentures look better because
- Our staff works like an informal Esthetics Committee, where we work with you to optimize your appearance.
- We take the time to match the dentures to your face, using design principles. Examples: the correct tooth width is related to the width of your nose. Your lips should be supported by correct tooth position, and correct shaping of the bases of the dentures.
- We listen when you bring up personal needs. You can bring in a photograph to consider with your smile design. You have several opportunities to study the proposed arrangement of teeth, and constructive criticism is encouraged.
- We use advanced methods to create an appropriate bite relationship, for optimal chewing ability and to create the right height for your face. Several factors work to literally move your chin closer to your nose over time, including wear of denture teeth and loss of supporting bone under the stress of a denture. We design your dentures to make up for loss of face height, to avoid wrinkled skin or a "sunken look".
- We use a variety of methods to make partial dentures look better. Examples: tooth-colored clasps instead of metal, hidden attachment systems instead of clasps, and sometimes implants instead of clasps. We worry about fine detail at the transition between your gums and acrylic that resembles gums.
Hidden Anchors for Dentures
Hidden anchors for dentures include implant systems that allow you to snap a denture on to an anchor system, and hidden anchors extending from crowns on teeth.
Whatever your desire, we will go the extra mile to create a successful design for you. It is not uncommon for us to invent a solution for a patient, or to locate a rare or obscure part to solve an unusual problem.
by Keith Collins, DMD