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Neuromuscular Dentures: A New Approach

added on: June 19, 2023

Having large sections or entire rows of missing teeth can create functional issues with biting and chewing, as well as aesthetic issues including a lack of confidence in your natural smile. Many people choose to go with dentures as a way to recreate a natural looking smile that is both comfortable and durable. Learn more about the neuromuscular denture treatment and achieving a new smile with All About Smiles.

The Difference and Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentures

Traditional dentures are a popular choice for large sections of teeth, however, they still have drawbacks. Often, traditional dentures are utilized only to treat the specific area of missing teeth. When only this area is factored in, it can cause gapping, rubbing, and misalignment. Over time, this can also lead to issues with biting, chewing, and overall look.

However, neuromuscular dentistry utilizes the idea that the mouth is one entire working system. In order for maximum dental health, this system needs to work together as a whole. The major components of neuromuscular dentistry include nerves, muscles, bones, teeth, and soft tissues. Using this approach, your dentist will analyze your whole mouth in order to come up with a treatment plan.

What Is the Reline Process Like? 

Whether you are just getting dentures for the first time, or looking to improve existing dentures, you will likely go through the denture reline process. However, with neuromuscular dentistry, your dentist will incorporate other treatment procedures to ensure your dentures achieve the best fit and function. 

Often, this may begin with a TENS nerve stimulation, which is a mental pulsing massage to relax the muscles and soft tissue, allowing your dentist to see if there are any gaps or ill-fitted areas with your dentures. From there, they may engage in other small dental treatments to smooth and even out the mouth before refitting dentures. After, you may be asked to perform some small in-office tasks including biting and chewing motions to ensure your dentures first seamlessly. 

 All About Smiles: A Holistic Approach to Care

Dental care is meant to be holistic, valuing you and your whole body health. All About Smiles offers integrative and holistic dental care to all members of your family, whether they have simple or complex dental issues. If you are looking to get the most out of your dentures by relining them, contact our office today to start the process!

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