With Enigma only you and your dentist need know your wearing dentures

Enigma Cosmetic Dentures

A smile is so important; it tells everyone you are happy, confident and ready to get on and enjoy life. Consequently, the loss of teeth can have a dramatic impact on a person's self-confidence and esteem. Not only are teeth important for smiling (aesthetics) and eating (function), but they also help support the lips and face. Missing teeth can result in difficulties eating, a self-conscious smile and a 'sagging face' appearance.  

Dentures are appliances that can replace lost teeth and gums, and are designed to be supported by the bone and gums in the mouth. Complete or full dentures replace all of the teeth in the jaw and are usually supported by the gums; a partial denture replaces missing teeth and is designed to carefully fit in with the remaining natural teeth

Dentures are made by a skilled team, led by your clinician. It is important that your dentures are well made and crafted to fit your own individual needs. Not only should they fit well and be comfortable, they should look and feel like natural teeth. 

Unfortunately a lot of dentures look false because they lack the attention to detail and are not made to meet the individual's needs and requirements. Dr John Besford is one of the world's leading authorities on the provision of dentures and has coined the term, 'The British Standard Denture' to describe this style of denture. Often the teeth used are too small, so too much gum is shown; the teeth are set too far back, so there reduced support for the lips and the face; and the dentures look unnatural because the teeth are too uniform and the gums are too pink.

The Enigma Cosmetic Denture System can provide natural looking teeth and gums. Natural teeth are not uniformly white and everyone will have slight variations in colour and little marks or features that make the teeth look individual. It took more than five years to develop the teeth in the Enigma System - a range of teeth that means that 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.

The picture shows some of the ways in which Enigma teeth mimic nature and so enable your clinician to provide the most cosmetic denture possible.   


Natural teeth consist of dentine covered with a translucent enamel layer that gives depth to the tooth colour. Enigma teeth have a similar structure with a darker dentine covered with an enamel layer that is especially visible at the tip. The blue white opalescence reproduces the effect of that different structure. 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 to mimic nature. The teeth next to the front teeth are smaller, lighter and have greater opalescence, whereas the eye or canine teeth are darker. Using these Enigma Teeth will add vitality and make the mouth look three dimensional - just like your natural teeth.

In order to achieve a totally natural appearance it is important to consider the appearance of the gums as well as the teeth. 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 individual colouring of the base to harmonize with your natural gums. Examples are shown in the photos below.

The goal of cosmetic dentures is too replace what is missing from the mouth and ensure natural looking dentures that enable the wearer to talk, smile, and eat with confidence. The Enigma Cosmetic Denture System enables the clinician and dental technician to construct natural looking dentures that allow you to smile and enjoy life.