You are not alone
Worldwide hundreds of millions of people wear some form of denture and there are over 11 million in the UK alone, that's one in 4 of the adult population. So you're by no means alone.
Nowadays it is no longer necessary for dentures to look false. The dental team can provide you with a highly attractive and cosmetic denture allowing you to look good, whilst feeling confident and attractive.
Every year sees on average 200,000 people in the UK become denture wearers, which is why Schottlander has provided this information to help you get the best possible cosmetic denture.
An Enigma Denture - the Cosmetic Solution
Choosing a denture that looks like your own natural teeth will make a world of
difference to you.
The Enigma Denture System allows wearers, young and old, to still look
great and feel confident. People are often surprised how natural their Enigma
dentures look, frequently allowing them to be worn without others knowing.
In 2004 Schottlander were honoured to receive the Queen's Award for their
Enigma Cosmetic Teeth and Denture System.
Since 1922 Schottlander have been specialists in providing teeth and denture
products that go into the making of cosmetic dentures. These products are
supplied to dental professionals internationally.
Enigma - the teeth behind natural
looking cosmetic dentures
Choosing the shape of your teeth
Most people find that their denture "feels most natural" when the shape and
size of the teeth in it are similar to how they used to look. In the Enigma
System we therefore recommend people to look out a photograph of
themselves showing their original teeth. This has been found to give the most
natural results. If you cannot find a photograph your clinician will help you to
choose teeth that harmonise with your face.
There are 27 different sizes and shapes of upper front teeth in the Enigma
range. These are grouped into four easy groupings. Your clinician will help you choose from this range. A chart showing these is attached below. Look at the chart before you see your clinician since this will help you discuss the choices together.
Enigma Patient Chart Showing Tooth Shapes
Choosing the colour of your teeth
If you still have some of your own teeth then your clinician will match the teeth
on your Enigma denture to them. There are 17 colours to choose from
including, for those who have had their teeth whitened, a very vital bleached
shade named HB0.
As people get older, and unless their teeth have been whitened, their teeth
naturally become darker and choosing a colour for your denture teeth that reflects this will make your denture look more "natural". However you may decide that you want a "younger look" by having lighter teeth. Your clinician can talk with you about the advantages and disadvantages involved.