Dentures - Then and Now

DenturesGeorge Washington's dentures - were not wooden but were made from gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth (horse and donkey teeth were common denture components). The dentures had springs to help them open and bolts to hold them together.

Humnankind has been struggling with the replacement of decaying or lost teeth for literally thousands of years. Ivory or bone replacements for lost teeth date back to 700 B.C.
While improved dental care has caused a decline in tooth loss in recent years, it is predicted that the number of patients requiring dentures will actually increase with the advancing age of the large "baby boomer" generation.
Modern dentistry and availability of vastly improved materials have made great headway in providing dentures that are more functional and better appearing.
Still, there are denture patients whose teeth are obviously dentures - unnaturally even teeth or sometimes the "Popeye" look - and who struggle with functional problems such as difficulty in chewing tough foods and speech interference.
People with dentures commonly report discomfort or even associated pain as well as dissatisfaction with their appearances.

Neuromuscular Dentistry and Dentures Today

Dr. Fallah, a Neuromuscular Dentist, precisely measures muscle and joint involvement in a bite. He then develops functional, precise customized, natural-looking and comfortable dentures (something George Washington could have used for a better-looking profile and a lot less pain in his life).

Dr. Fallah utilizes detailed computer-generated information concerning the status and function of a myriad of elements involved in your bite (occlusion) in addition to all of the traditional means of dental diagnosis.

Read more about the use of neuromuscular dentistry and dentures by your Encinitas Dentist, Dr. Fallah.

Beauty and Health

"Aesthetic Dentistry" - a combination of artistry and functionality which simultaneously produces exquisitely aesthetically pleasing results and promotes patient health via harmonization with your overall biology.
All dental restorations (such as porcelain veneers, crowns, implants or fillings) are designed by Dr. Fallah to achieve an aesthetic, natural-looking result, but equally important, each restoration is designed to withstand the forces of biting and prolonged use.
Dental work, custom designed and crafted for each patient provides the patient with not only a refined natural look, but also more comfortable feel and function to the mouth.
You are a unique individual, and in true artistic dentistry, there is no room for" one size or color fits all.” Dr. Fallah meticulously discusses your needs and desires with you. He pays careful attention to your speech patterns, the specific shapes of your existing teeth and uses the latest technology to measure how your upper and lower teeth interaction and jaw movement.
Dental translucency and reflectivity are also analyzed. Your smile
Is your own personal work of art and a trained and experienced eye and perfected
skills are critical to very fine dentistry. There are a myriad of personal and technical insights required to develop an artistic plan for smile renewal. That’s why Dr. Fallah spends a great deal of time getting to know you. He knows that the best possible outcome for your dental treatment starts with taking the time to understand your unique desires for your ideal smile.
Your treatment is completely individualized and custom-designed to complement your facial structure, skin, eyes, and functional demands.

In the end, you’ll have your the custom-designed, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing functional smile of your dreams -- which may provide some added bonuses ---
Read about Stacey's experience -- and watch her video:
"I initially came to see Dr. Fallah because my teeth were aging... yellowing... chipped. I absolutely love my new smile. What I didn't expect was to get a mini-face lift out of it. Like a total rejuvenation of my face...
Everybody that sees me thinks I've had a face lift."