For those denture wearers who have been searching for a more comfortable yet functional alternative to the hard prosthetics they are currently wearing, Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square and Shine Dental Associates in Syosset now offer cosmetic flexible dentures. Flexible dentures, or soft dentures as they are often called, are the ideal choice for individuals who have been suffering with the discomfort that results from wearing hard dentures. This is especially true because of how the shape of your gums change over time.
Cosmetic flexible dentures involve a combination of a softer, nylon base material with your prosthetic teeth. Even as your gums continue changing over time, the base of your dentures will conform to their shape. Furthermore, they provide you with a greater ability to chew and speak while being extremely durable. Most dentists and dental repair specialists view these types of dentures as more discreet, faster and easier to manufacture, and considerably more hygienic in nature than the standard version.
In most cases, traditional dentures are molded from a harder, acrylic material. As a result, they don’t always conform to the shape of the patient’s mouth. Characteristically, they will cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort because of their tendency to rub against a person’s gums and create sore spots. Additionally, traditional dentures must be held in place by utilizing certain types of adhesives which can be inconvenient to use and hinder the flavor of the foods you eat.
There are a number of advantages that cosmetic flexible dentures have over the traditional type. For instance, they are designed and developed in such a way that they will easily adhere to your jawbone’s shape. Consequently, no adhesives or fastening devices are needed to hold them in place. As a result, they are more comfortable to wear and fit tightly. The benefit here is that you may find it easier to chew and eat certain foods that would normally be difficult to handle such as apples.
Flexible or soft dentures are one of the more recent dentistry advancements and innovations that has made the wearing of these prosthetic devices considerably easier and more enjoyable. We would like to show you how you can benefit from cosmetic flexible dentures. If you would like more information about them or have any questions, please contact Island Dental Associates or Shine Dental Associates and speak with one of our staff members today.