When our Fairfax-area patients lose teeth, this begins a process that results in the loss of bone tissue in your jawbone. This loss of structural integrity can cause all sorts of long-term damage, including a collapsed jaw appearance and an increased risk for tooth loss.
When considering your denture options, keep in mind that custom made dentures will be able to address serious foundational health issues presented by tooth loss. They provide better facial support, balanced bite, and an improved jaw line and facial contours.
As a general dentist with years of experience treating tooth loss, Dr. Pamela Marzban has seen exactly what tooth loss can do to patients’ facial appearance and bite. That’s why, in addition to traditional dentures, Dr. Marzban offers custom made dentures to her Burke-area patients.
Custom Made Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
While traditional dentures can replace individual teeth and improve your quality of life, they can worsen the bone deterioration that tooth loss can cause. By contrast, custom made dentures will:
- Eliminate pinch points that can accelerate bone loss
- Reduce or eliminate denture pain
- Increase facial support
- Provide plumper, more attractive lips
- Improve your chewing and speaking ability
- Prevent a shrunken facial appearance
Traditional dentures rest on the gums and often the poorly balanced dentures can rock in your mouth and cause pressure points in certain places. They often fit poorly and can move around in the mouth. To try to make the denture more stable, many dentists place them far back in the mouth. This results in a shrunken facial appearance, and because the dentures aren’t designed to fill out your face, your lips and jawline may look collapsed.
By contrast, custom made dentures rest partially on the muscles of your jaw. This not only helps to stabilize and balance the denture, it ensures that your denture is fitted to the youthful proportions of your face.
Your custom made dentures also strengthen the jaw and teeth structures that support your face. The result is that your new dentures will give you the appearance of a freshly invigorated, more youthful face with a fuller jaw contour and lips without requiring cosmetic surgery. Custom made dentures can create an ideal bite position for you. This not only improves your appearance, it also improves your ability to chew and creates a more comfortable bite.
What about Dental Implants?
Sometimes people talk about dentures and dental implants as if they are different options. The truth is that if you have lost all your teeth, you still need dentures on top of your implants to replace missing teeth. If these dentures are poorly made, you may still have a bad experience.
Custom dentures can be used along with dental implants to give you the most attractive, most comfortable, and most functional results.
Neuromuscular Dentistry and Your Custom Made Dentures
Custom made dentures rely on the science of neuromuscular dentistry. In order to get your best results you need someone who understands neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Marzban will use her training and experience with neuromuscular dentistry, as well as her advanced technology, to map your ideal bite. She’ll then use custom made dentures to help you achieve it. She uses advanced T-Scan digital bite measurement to ensure that every point on the denture receives balanced bite forces.
If you’re a resident of Burke, Fairfax or any of the nearby Virginia communities and you’re interested in learning more about custom made dentures, please call 703-323-8200 or contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS, to arrange a consultation.