If you went by most pictures of dentures, you could be forgiven for thinking they were made only for white people. Dentures generally include some part of the gum line, after all, and the most common models involve those of a white person. The truth, however, is that dentures can be made for people of all ethnicities. After all, everyone has the same teeth and we all want them to be pearly white.
The only issue a person of color may have with finding the right dentures is if they try to go with a temporary variety or with immediate dentures. In both situations, selection tends to be low. That’s not to say there aren’t options, only that they are very few and basic. In fact, almost everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, struggles with these two options and finding a look that works.
Fortunately, immediate dentures are generally a temporary solution. Temporary dentures can often be as well, obviously. With permanent dentures, it’s much easier to get a custom look that will match the natural color of your gums perfectly.
Going with permanent dentures has a number of other advantages too, many of which will help them look and even feel more natural. Permanent dentures that use implants will connect right to your actual jaw. This means you won’t have to worry about food particles or debris getting trapped between your dentures and your gums, making them uncomfortable and potentially springing them loose. You also don’t have to worry about the dentures shifting around, rubbing up against your gums and irritating them throughout the day. Some versions even supply a bit of shock absorption, meaning the dentures will move ever so slightly as you chew, just as your real collection of teeth do in order to handle the constant impact.
When you have confidence in using your dentures, they automatically appear more natural, because you seem like anyone else would when using their natural teeth.
Furthermore, permanent dentures just tend to look better. They are designed to look more authentic, aside from what color you make them. So combine that with your natural confidence and getting the color to match your ethnicity and no one will ever be the wiser.
Technology has come so far with how dentures are made and what specific situations they can address that it wouldn’t make any sense for specific ethnic needs to not be addressed. So don’t be worried that you won’t be able to find dentures that will match your appearance. You can find a great pair that will do that and feel amazing.