When a prosthodontist makes a new set of dentures for a patient, there are several things that can be changed in order to recapture the look you want as a patient. If you've worn the same set of dentures for a long time, your ridges have shrunk. As a result, your bite has become closed down and getting back the height of your bite will give you a more normal dimension in the lower third of your face. In addition, your old teeth seem to have receded and putting the new teeth back where your natural teeth used to be results in better lip and facial support.
You will be a partner in the process. By seeing your teeth before they are finished, you can be sure they aren't too big or too small, they're straight or irregular, your midline is correct, and they are the color you desire.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309