Muscles Affect How Your Dentures Fit
The muscles in your mouth perform a complex system, one which, when disrupted can cause numerous problems, from minor irritation to TMJ. In order to avoid these problems, it’s important to make sure the fit of your dentures takes these muscles into account. In fact, the muscles that we have to account for perform three different functions, controlling the opening of your jaw, closing of your jaw, and facial expressions.
To make sure we account for all these muscle groups, we will measure their borders during both resting and active states so we know exactly where their borders are and how your muscles move.
As part of this process, we can even adjust your current dentures to fit better, although not as well as the new FOY® Dentures. This gives you a great opportunity to see the benefits of the technique and know for yourself how truly remarkable this approach is.
Restoring Youthful Proportions
Another key to achieving the rejuvenating effects of FOY Dentures® is ensuring that we restore your mouth to its optimal vertical dimension occlusion (VDO). Optimal VDO is important, because this is what reduces or eliminates the excess tissue that hangs below your jawline, deep facial folds, and the poor angle of your jaw.
We are able to determine this because your muscles, like other facial tissues, developed along with your teeth, which achieved their peak height before wear and other damage diminished their size. By finding the balance point among your muscles, we can find the optimal VDO.
This approach to making dentures that takes into account the important role of your muscles will result in a remarkable fit, function, and appearance for your dentures.
To learn how The Denture Fountain of Youth® can benefit you, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment at Rice Dentistry in Irvine, California today.