Losing your teeth can decrease confidence and affect the way you eat and speak. Thanks to dentures, you can maintain your lifestyle as well as find several other benefits.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable artificial teeth. If you are missing most of your natural teeth, your dentist will recommend extracting the remaining teeth to fit you with full dentures. If you still have most of your teeth, your dentist will recommend using partial dentures to replace the missing teeth.
Dentures look like natural teeth, giving you a full, beautiful smile. The artificial teeth are installed on a plastic base that resembles your gums. An adhesive holds your dentures in place throughout the day.
How can you benefit from dentures?
One of the biggest benefits of dentures is the ability to smile again in public. Losing one or more teeth makes you conscious about smiling or even talking because the gaps will draw attention to your mouth. This can affect your performance at work or simply cause you to avoid most social situations. Now, you can increase your self-confidence with dentures.
Another benefit of dentures is the ability to enjoy food again. Trying to eat while missing teeth is very difficult and painful, which forces some people to give up their favorite foods. Wearing dentures allows you to enjoy eating the food you like. The artificial teeth can withstand biting and chewing your favorite foods. This not only allows you to enjoy the taste of food, but it also lets you give your body more filling, nutritious foods.
Getting dentures is cheaper and less painful than getting dental bridges and dental implants. Even though they take a while to get used to, dentures are more comfortable than fixed bridges and implants. The dentures process is less invasive than the alternatives. Bridges and dental implants require surgery to insert the teeth or reshape the jaw. You can avoid this long process with dentures.
Dentures are also easy to clean and maintain. They are very durable because they can last for over 10 years if you take care of them. While other tooth replacement options may last longer, they are not removable like dentures. It is easier to clean your dentures than floss and brush around implants.
Can anyone benefit from dentures?
Dentures are explicitly designed for adults who have lost many teeth naturally. Unlike dental implants, which is a procedure that some people cannot undergo because of their health and other reasons, every adult with missing teeth is an ideal candidate for dentures.
Do you want to try dentures?
Using dentures to replace your missing teeth comes with more benefits than disadvantages. You will be able to chew and speak clearly with your new smile.
If you have missing teeth and are contemplating replacing them, you should talk to your dentist to see how you can benefit from dentures. You will quickly see how they can improve your quality of life.
Call our Leawood, KS, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.
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