If you’ve lost all of your teeth or if they can’t be restored and you need dentures, there can be some anxiety with the uncertainty of what to expect with dentures. But you should know that your dentures can look so real that no one will know you have them.
In fact, you can have cosmetic dentures that are beautiful, comfortable and natural-looking. New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune of Metairie loves creating beautiful smile makeovers with dentures. Dr. Delaune is an accreditation candidate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has advanced training in denture techniques.
What are your options for replacing all of your teeth? And what are some of the advantages and disadvantages?
Removable Complete Dentures
Removable complete dentures are familiar to most people. They can be used when all of your teeth are missing. The upper denture stays in place by suction. The lower denture rests on your gums.
Removable dentures that are well made can not only be functional by helping you eat normally, they can also be beautiful. Dr. Delaune’s interest is not to just give you a pair of dentures that properly fit your mouth. He is interested in giving you a smile design with dentures. He finds out what you want people to see when you smile, and he ensures that your new smile fits your personality. Dr. Delaune will discuss the smile design for your dentures with you to ensure that you get the smile that you want. High-tech materials are used, so your dentures will be strong, beautiful and natural-looking. And your dentures will fit comfortably.
Before you receive the final design of your dentures, the teeth of the dentures will be placed in a wax form that is pink like your gums. Dr. Delaune will place the try-in dentures in your mouth for you to see how your new dentures will look and feel. If you have any hesitation about the try-in dentures, they will be re-made in wax until you love them. Only then will you receive the final design—your beautiful new smile with dentures.
Below are before and after pictures of a patient who had his old dentures replaced with beautiful cosmetic dentures from Dr Delaune.
- Dr. Delaune designs removable complete dentures that are beautiful, natural-looking and comfortable.
- They are less expensive than dental implants.
- All of your teeth have to be removed, which causes jawbone shrinkage and facial sagging.
- Even the best made dentures will be only half as efficient in chewing as your natural teeth.