26 Jan What Are Precision Dentures?
What Are Precision Dentures?
We design Precision dentures with fit, comfort, detailed tooth selection and facial support in mind. Like it says in the name, precision dentures in Toronto are all about determining the optimum look, design, and function for the patient. No two patients are alike, meaning there’s a lot to consider and decide on when coming up with an advanced design of the denture. If you are considering precision dentures in Toronto, here are a few things you need to understand before making your decision.
Though any set of denture you receive will take time to create and fit, precision dentures take things a step further. The result is a denture highly precise, with a higher number of technical requirements fulfilled. This often includes using some higher quality materials and more time invested on achieving a perfect fit from a technical and clinical perspective.
What is the difference between precision and standard dentures?
Conventional dentures are customized to fit your mouth and are the most basic, affordable denture option there. While they can last for years, they will also begin to discolor and wear in time. Eventually, they will need to be replaced.
Precision dentures are designed to work with your jaw and oral structures, providing more natural chewing motion and a better fit. Other denture types focus on getting the generalized fit. Precision dentures don’t just want to fit. They are designed optimized to your face shape, smile, and other physical attributes. Often, patients will say that they don’t wear down at the same rate and are more comfortable than dentures they’ve had before. The best way to test how precision dentures are different compared to standard dentures is by wearing them.
How do they make precision dentures?
Precision dentures are made in a four-step process. A preliminary impression is taken, recording the basics of a patient’s ridge. From there, a custom impression tray is designed to fit the model and patient’s mouth. In a second appointment, another impression is taken and this time it is done to record accuracy in fit in a process known as ‘border molding’.
You also have the bite registration phase which is a two-step process. The first captures details across centric occlusion, midline, high smile line, and lip support. Then a device known as a facebow is used to record a more detailed bite registration. The result of all this work is to achieve the most accurate measurements possible, ensuring maximum stability while chewing.
What can I expect wearing precision dentures?
There are many benefits of precision dentures, including improved fit, function, greater durability, and excellence in appearance. Only the most quality materials are used which ensures a long-lasting fit.
What is the cost of precision dentures?
Precision dentures require multiple appointments in addition to various measurements, impressions, and fittings before arriving at the finished product. Of course, this presents a higher cost upfront. Despite this, precision dentures’ advantages outweigh the cost. In addition, precision dentures could very well outlast conventional or standard dentures which means that, in the long-term, you could come out to similar expenses.
What are the benefits of precision dentures?
Precision dentures are chosen by patients looking for natural-looking and long-lasting dentures in Toronto. Here are some of the primary benefits of precision dentures and how they might change the way you think about wearing dentures.
- A more natural look.
- More accurate, precise fit, matched down to the bone structure and muscles.
- More efficient biting and chewing.
- Less movement in the oral cavity.
- Less risk of soreness, irritation, or infection compared to standard dentures.
- Harder, high-quality material, similar to natural teeth.
- Better quality materials mean a longer life cycle all-around.
What is tooth selection in precision dentures?
To create a natural-looking set of precision dentures, one must select the right tooth. No one wants disharmony in the appearance of their smile or the appearance of false teeth. Thus, a patient must make a few key decisions, including material, color, size, shape, and characterization.
Do you want composite or plastic teeth?
- Composite teeth boast superior longevity, are resistant to stains, and tend to stay sharper longer. You are likely to experience less performance issues with composite than you are with plastics. The drawbacks however are that the material is super-strong, but more brittle if dropped; are more audible when one chews, and are more expensive than plastics.
- Plastics tend to be more impact-resistant, are less audible when one is chewing, can be used next to natural teeth, and are less expensive. The negatives on plastic teeth are that they aren’t very wear resistant, will stain easier, and will lose their sharpness quicker than composite teeth.
Are you considering precision dentures in Toronto? Tap into some of the best denture technology available to deliver precision unlike what any other denture type has seen. Contact a denturist today at Apple Denture Clinic.