IVR – Advanced Dentures
A denture wearer for the past 39 years, Carol expected dentures to be a part of her life for years to come, but she did not expect that there could be such a gap in the comfort levels between her old and new dentures. As a dental professional, she was prepared for the initial discomfort of wearing new dentures, but when that discomfort lasted for a long time, she knew that there had to be a better option.
Carol’s professional training taught her about the importance of properly fitting dentures. Smile esthetic is only one critical function of dentures. Poorly fitting dentures can help destroy bone structure and cause the wearer to develop bad eating habits, leading to poor nutrition and a development or an increase in parafunctional habits that may not have been present before.
In her quest to avoid incurring even more damage, and to change the perception of others that, as she puts it, “just because you get dentures doesn’t mean you’re old,” Carol inquired about obtaining new dentures. She knew that she should be changing her dentures every five years anyway, and once she was fitted for a new set, she couldn’t believe the difference. The IVR Dentures truly are advanced dentures. She prepped herself for the changes a new set of dentures would bring, but even with her experiences in dentistry, she was not prepared for this type of change.