West Palm Beach Dentures
Your dentures don’t need to look like false teeth. West Palm Beach cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Sadati is one of a handful of dentists in South Florida who are accredited in cosmetic dentistry by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Your dentures will look beautiful and natural, as you can see from a photograph of his denture work on the right.
The Key to Natural-Looking Dentures
There are many materials being used to make denture teeth. Acrylics are popular, because they are easy to work with and inexpensive. But they are susceptible to staining and they lack lifelike details such as translucency and the subtleties of color and shape that occur in natural teeth. And they also aren’t very wear resistant, so they become worn down quickly.
There are also a variety of materials that can be used for the denture base. The cheaper materials tend to distort a little during fabrication, which affects the accuracy of the fit of the denture.
If they are willing to spend a little more, dentists have at their disposal quality materials that can be made to look perfectly natural, that have high wear resistance, and fit accurately.
Another factor is the esthetic sense of the technician that actually fabricates the denture.
Another factor is the philosophy of the dentist. Much of the thinking in dentistry about dentures is that they have to be made a little ugly so that they look real. Dr. Sadati doesn’t think that way. If you want cosmetic dentures with beautiful, white teeth, he can make that look real, also.
West Palm Beach dentist Dr. Sam Sadati places a high priority on creating dentures that mimic nature as closely as possible. You can be certain that he will use only the highest quality materials and that the technician he uses is at the top of his field.
If you have questions, we’ll be happy to see you in a complimentary consultation. Give us a call, or visit our make an appointment page.
But even at their most beautiful and best-fitting, completely removable dentures have their limitations. They rest on movable tissue, so they will always move around somewhat when you chew and speak. The uppers are held in place by suction, and the lowers are held in place by your tongue and cheeks. Getting used to them involves training your muscles to keep them in place.
Upper dentures, in order to be held in place by suction, must cover your entire hard palate. This interferes with your taste and enjoyment of food.
Implant-supported dentures eliminate these problems. They fix the teeth in place so they do not slide around, nor will they come loose at embarrassing moments. Covering the palate becomes unnecessary. And the greatest benefit is that they prevent bone resorption. When all your teeth are missing, your body senses that the jawbone is no longer needed, so it begins to dissolve away that bone to use the minerals other places in the body. After 10 or 20 years, you end up with a condition called facial collapse. The presence of dental implants stimulates the bone and prevents this resorption.
Cost of Implant-Supported Dentures
For many of our guests, cost is an important factor in their treatment. If your budget is a little tight and you don’t feel like you could afford dental implants, there are many ways to address that concern without compromising the quality of treatment.
The cost of dental implants is directly related to the number of dental implants placed. In some cases, dentures can be stabilized with as few as two implants. Also, the cost of mini-implants is dramatically lower than the cost of standard-sized implants. If cost is a concern to you, give us a call and we will arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss anticipated costs for your case.