Did you know that some 10,000 baby boomers hit retirement age every day? The number of Americans age 65 or over is expected to double within the next several decades, as this generation — which once famously refused to trust anyone over the age of 30 — is now growing older and grayer.
This means that an increasing number of baby boomers is expected to seek out services for restorative dental care. Although this demographic, overall, has practiced good dental hygiene, tooth loss is still a concern for many Americans, especially as they age.
Luckily, the options for tooth replacement have also advanced. Baby boomers might remember their parents or grandparents having clunky, ill-fitting dentures that made it more difficult to talk and to chew. Nowadays, however, dentures are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, in addition to being much more comfortable than the dentures of yesteryear.
New methods of fitting patients for dentures, as well as for creating the artificial teeth themselves, mean that there’s no longer any shame in having a set of dentures. One such method is called the Portrait Denture Technique, and like so many other aspects of modern life, it relies on digital technology.
Digital imagery is used to take measurements of the patient’s mouth, and then a “virtual denture” is created. This blueprint can be adjusted easily and quickly for both functional and cosmetic changes.
Portrait Dentures are therefore much more precise than traditional dentures. Their fit is better, and both their appearance and bite are flawless.
This precision and accuracy leads to several advantages over other methods of tooth replacement. “Denture breath,” which results from poorly fitting dentures, is eliminated. Patients can bite and chew their favorite foods, just as they would with natural teeth. Moreover, Portrait Dentures are incredibly stable — meaning no more self-consciousness when it comes to smiling or eating in public, no more mouth irritation from poorly fitting dentures, and a beautiful smile each and every day.
Patients who have been previously fitted with dentures probably remember spending a lot of time in the dentist’s chair, spending a lot of money, and eventually ending up with a set of dentures that did the trick — but that wasn’t ideal. Portrait Dentures change all this.
They are faster to create, meaning that patients spend less time in discomfort while their mouths are poked and prodded. The cost is also comparable to other dental technology, so this revolutionary denture isn’t out of the reach of most baby boomers.
Dentures that are crafted using digital technology offer baby boomers, and anyone who needs a solution for missing or damaged teeth, more advantages than any other form of denture.
New Teeth Dental Solutions is proud to offer this digital denture service, and they offer a free consultation for any patient who might feel he or she is a good candidate.
If you or someone you love is looking into tooth replacement options, or already has dentures that aren’t working out as well as they should, Portrait Dentures might be a great solution.