The following is an excerpt from Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha’s July 2012 Port Warwick Dental Arts Newsletter.
If you are a denture wearer and you’re disappointed that your dentures look unnatural, they slip, or they are too painful to wear because they don’t fit properly, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha of Port Warwick Dental Arts has something for you to smile about — The Denture Fountain of Youth®!
The Denture Fountain of Youth® can provide you with a fantastic, natural-looking smile while improving the fit and function of your dentures. FOY Dentures® represent a new, state-of-the-art technique that “recreates” your natural smile to bring your facial features into alignment—giving your face a “lift” that will make you appear years younger—without facial surgery.
“One of the reasons you see so many ads for denture adhesives is because so many worn out,” says Dr. Samaha. “I have patients who come in with several sets of dentures that are uncomfortable to wear because they don’t fit properly and/or they don’t look natural. Sadly, many dentists do not enjoy creating dentures, so denture design has become a dying art. As an artist and a dentist, I take great pride in creating quality dentures for my patients and I want them to be absolutely thrilled with the way they feel and look.”
Port Warwick Dental Arts was the first practice in Virginia to offer The Denture Fountain of Youth®. With this new technique, Dr. Samaha can determine where a patient’s teeth would have been ideally located when he/she was in his/her 20s or 30s.
People who require dentures often lose their teeth because of periodontal (gum) disease. This can result in drastic bone loss in the jaw so the teeth have nothing in which to anchor. As the jawbone continues to dissolve, the chin and nose get closer together, giving an aged and sunken-in look.
By re-creating your natural “bite,” your jaw functions in a more natural way that allows for a more stable chewing motion— which can aid in the minimization or even elimination of jaw pain and headaches caused by neuromuscular problems and/ or jaw joint deterioration. The process also restores elements of your facial structure, to help you look younger and more vibrant.
And unlike other types of custom-made dentures that can require numerous lengthy visits to the dentist, with FOY Dentures® you can have a more youthful and confident appearance in as few as 3 visits. In no time at all, you can free yourself from the hassles and pain of outdated, ill-fitting dentures.
Contact our cosmetic dental office today to see how dentures can give you a whole new look!