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Denture Facts

Benefits of Dentures

Did you know?

  1. According to the American Dental Association, more than 20 million people in North America are missing all of their natural teeth, and more than 100 million are missing from 11 to 15 of their 32 teeth.
  2. It is estimated that 32 million North Americans wear full or partial dentures.
  3. At age 65 men are expected to live another 16 years and women 19 years.
  4. In 1970 the average 60 year old had nine teeth. Today they have 18-24 of their natural 32 teeth.
  5. More than 92% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important asset. More than 85% of men and women feel that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing.
  6. Only 50% of North Americans are satisfied with their smile.
  7. When asked to consider the importance of a smile, respondents, age 65 and older, reported overwhelmingly (80%) that a smile is very important.

About Precision Dentures

Precision dentures are made with the best and most up to date techniques and materials. Precision dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing. A standard dentures are usually made using less expensive materials. Standard dentures fit comfortably and function reasonably well.

Standard Dentures vs Precision Dentures

Standard Dentures:

  • fewer teeth shade & mould options
  • are softer and wear out faster
  • are often flat and dull so that they don’t chew efficiently
  • are clumsy and mechanical in function
  • are less accurate

Precision Dentures:

  • Better Fit
  • Natural Look
  • Superior Chewing
  • Last Longer
  • Stronger
  • Increased Suction

With precision dentures, more appointments are involved to get precise measurements. Preliminary impressions are taken and instead of using them to make the denture they are used to fabricate special custom impression trays that fit your mouth exactly.
A second, more accurate impression is taken using these trays which details not only the gums, but the surrounding muscles and tissues as well. This ensures a perfect fit. Special wax bites are made to fit your mouth and we use these to measure your bite as well as determining where the teeth should go.
A special measurement called a face-bow transfer is then taken to measure you head and bone structure as well. This records all of the data that is unique to you and transfers it to an fully-adjustable instrument that mimics the characteristics and movement of your jaw.
We work closely with you, often using old photographs to make sure that the look is just right.