With Enigma only you and your patients need know they're wearing dentures

What makes natural teeth look so natural                     How Enigma Teeth capture a natural look

The importance of computer process control               Additional option - natural looking gum colouring

What makes natural teeth look so natural?

Look at someone in their late twenties or thirties with very good teeth of their own and observe them when they turn their head. You'll see that the upper front teeth are not all the same colour and translucency. The laterals are lighter and more translucent than the centrals and the canines are darker than either. 

Look again at the centrals and you may see two very slight fingers of translucency, or mamelons, coming off the incisal edge. These beautiful and subtle effects, formed during development break up the light and add character to the natural teeth. Frequently the necks of the teeth or the central lobes are darker and their effect changes as the person turns their head. 

The untrained eye does not consciously register this amount of detail. However when it sees someone with dentures the brain registers that something is missing. The incorporation of this detail is what makes an Enigma denture the true cosmetic option.


How Enigma Teeth capture this natural look

It took more than five years to develop the teeth behind the Enigma System - a range of teeth that means that nowadays denture-wearing can be a secret shared only between clinician and patient. Enigma Teeth not only reproduce the wide range of shades, translucencies and vitality of natural teeth but also assure exceptional strength and durability in the mouth. 

Enigma Teeth have been developed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth where the different crystal structure of the enamel gives depth to the tooth. Enigma Teeth have a similar structure with the darker dentine covered by an opalescent enamel layer. The blue white opalescence reproduces the effect of that different crystalline structure and adds depth to the tooth. 

Natural teeth brighten in strong sunshine and are still white under disco lighting. Many artificial teeth only do this weakly but the Enigma enamel fluoresces blue-white to mimic nature.


Natural teeth seem to subtly change as the head moves. Enigma Teeth mimic this effect through mimicking natural developmental features found in nature. The slight translucent fingers of mamelons are visible near the incisal edges and small subtle demineralisation points can just be seen in different positions in one or two teeth in each set. The centre of the tooth contains a darker dentine with a varying thickness of enamel over the top. Reproducing nature's effects. 

This picture shows some of the ways in which Enigma Teeth mimic nature and so enable you to provide the most cosmetic dentures available for your patient.


The importance of computer process control

The effects within Enigma Teeth would not have been possible before the availability of advanced computer technology. This controls not just the layers of the different colours used to produce Enigma but also their uniform hardness and durability in the mouth. Enigma teeth are truly a significant advance. 


Additional option - natural looking gum colouring

Another way in which to spot a denture wearer is by the monotone colour of the pink base. 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 Enigma Cosmetic Denture System are a range tools for the dental laboratory to individually colour the base to harmonize with the patient's gums. Examples are shown in the photos here.

The Enigma Colour Tone Book - a professional guide to custom shade matching of gingival tissue is available to download on the MARKETING Page.