Neuromuscular dentistry utilizes a superior understanding of the interaction between muscles, bones, and teeth to create dental restorations that enhance the function of your jaw. This allows us to improve the fit and appearance of dentures. Because the fit depends partly on muscle action, achieving stable and relaxed muscles automatically results in a better fit.
The position for best muscle function also coincides with the position of maximum facial support. Dentures that fit this way also restore a youthful facial proportion and appearance.
You have probably seen a person’s face collapse or “sink in” when they remove their dentures. That’s because their face no longer has the support of teeth or dentures to maintain its proper proportion. And if they aren’t made to the optimum dimensions, they may still have a “sunken in” appearance even when wearing their The Fountain of Youth Denture™.
However, if a dentist takes the time to utilize neuromuscular dentistry to find the proper size of dentures, a more youthful appearance can be restored at the same time that they are made more comfortable and functional, too.
With the help of neuromuscular dentures, our patients sometimes look 20 years younger. Not only that, they found they could eat more of the foods they enjoyed. The process of making neuromuscular ones does take longer, and it is more expensive, but the functional, aesthetic, and comfort benefits mean that most patients consider them a good investment.
Many dentists are giving up entirely on making dentures because they lack the science, dedication, and patience to make them right. They find the results of their process are so unpredictable and they end up with many dissatisfied patients. Patients who try economy options often end up with a large number of ill-fitting dentures, and an equally large stock of adhesives, as they try, vainly, to get a comfortable fit. Economy dentures are bad for both patients and dentists, and that’s why we only make neuromuscular ones, which we know can be made to fit properly and deliver facelift-quality appearance benefits.
An essential part of our ability to precisely fit The Fountain of Youth Denture™ is Tekscan, a digital bite measurement. Tekscan shows us exactly how much force you’re biting down with on them, where that force hits, when that force hits, and how long it lasts. This allows us to ensure that there are no painful pressure points in your bite. These not only lead to denture pain, they can accelerate facial changes, and even damage them. With Tekscan you can be sure the pressure on your dentures is even and not excessive.