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smiling with confidence

A smile is so important

A smile is so important; it tells everyone you are happy, confident and ready to get on and enjoy life. Consequently, the loss of teeth can have a dramatic impact on a person's self-confidence and esteem. Not only are teeth important for smiling (aesthetics) and eating (function), but they also help support the lips and face. Missing teeth can result in difficulties in eating, a selfconscious smile and a 'sagging face' appearance.

Dentures are appliances that can replace lost teeth and gums, and are designed to be supported by the bone and gums in the mouth. Complete or full dentures replace all of the teeth in the jaw and are usually supported by the gums; a partial denture replaces missing teeth and is designed to carefully fit in with the remaining natural teeth.

Dentures are made by a skilled team, led by your clinician but supported by highly trained dental technicians who fabricate the denture itself. It is important that your dentures are well made and crafted to fit your own individual needs. Not only should they fit well and be comfortable, they should look and feel like natural teeth.


Natural looking teeth and gums

Natural teeth consist of dentine covered with a translucent enamel layer that gives depth to the tooth colour. enigmalife+ teeth have a similar structure with a darker dentine covered with an enamel layer that is especially visible at the tip. The blue white opalescence reproduces the effects of that different structure.

Natural teeth brighten in strong sunshine and are still white under disco lighting. Many artificial teeth only do this weakly but the enigmalife+ enamel fluoresces to mimic nature. The teeth next to the front teeth are smaller, lighter and have greater opalescence, whereas the eye or canine teeth are darker.

Using these enigmalife+ teeth will add vitality and make the mouth look three dimensional - just like your natural teeth.

In order to achieve a totally natural appearance it is important to consider the appearance of the gums as well as the teeth. Natural gums are frequently whitish near the teeth and the tissue varies in colour from a pink to a reddish colour. The natural gum colour of many ethnic groups has a brownish rather than pinkish hue. Within the enigmalife+ denture system are a range tools for individual colouring of the base to harmonize with your natural gums. Examples are shown below.

The goal of cosmetic dentures is to replace what is missing from the mouth and ensure natural looking dentures that enable the wearer to talk, smile, and eat with confidence. The enigmalife+ denture system enables the clinician and dental technician to construct natural looking dentures that allow you to smile and enjoy life.