Traditionally, it has been difficult to construct full, or complete, dentures in order to chew food effectively and comfortably, owing to the fact that they rest on the gum, are not fixed, and thus move when being used. In addition, the bony ridge on which they rest shrinks over time, which makes lower dentures in particular more unstable.
Recently, a new method for the construction of full dentures has evolved which makes them much more stable in the mouth.
This results in much more comfortable chewing. The quality of life for denture wearers is improved enormously, as they can often enjoy a wider range of food, including some foodstuffs that they might have had to avoid in the past. Social confidence is also promoted, as stable dentures are less likely to move, fall or drop out and embarrass the wearer.
Using the new method, the teeth are positioned on the dentures with an arrangement which is synchronised to the movement of the jaw joints on each side. This differs from the traditional, rather arbitrary method, which can make the dentures less useful and often uncomfortable.
As a result, patients can now have more comfortable, stable dentures which in conjunction with quality denture teeth can feel as good as they look.
If you have loose, uncomfortable or worn-out full dentures, or are struggling with chewing, please visit the practice for a consultation? After discussing your particular concerns, I can check the health of your mouth and the problem with the dentures themselves, so that we can decide on the best plan of action. The initial consultation is free of charge. If new dentures are needed, the process typically takes five appointments over a six-week period. This is akin to having a hand-made suit fitted, only one which will be worn nearly all the time!
More information can be found by visiting the CQR™ Dentures website