Why Dentures are so Important to Your Oral Health
We only have one set of permanent teeth and once they are gone, we can only replace them with temporary, albeit durable, substitute options available at the dentist.
Dentures are considered one of the most popular tooth replacement options available today. The others being dental bridges and dental implants. Although fairly effective, dentures are not without their faults. For example, lots of people choose dental bridges and dental implants over dentures whenever they can. Why? Because they worry that the dentures will look fake, will hurt, not allow them to eat certain types of food, will change the way they walk, or will suddenly slip out of their mouths while they’re eating or talking. Although not unwarranted, such worries are easily fixed by wearing the right of dentures. Of course, it’s also better to take proper care of the dentures at home, and have it maintained regularly by a skilled dentist.
The Different Benefits of Getting Dentures
There are plenty of advantages to getting dentures, including the following:
- Improved self-confidence – The main point of getting dentures is to fill out all the empty spaces in your mouth. By doing so, dentures can help you regain the confidence that you once lost right around the same time you lost your teeth.
- Little to no diet restrictions – Contrary to popular belief, dentures are durable enough to withstand almost as much punishment as regular teeth. What this means is that you won’t really be giving up your favorite food once you do get dentures. Better yet, you’d be able to eat them again now that all of your teeth are present!
- No more speaking problems – It’s no secret that missing teeth can affect how you talk. Not to mention how you’re less likely to talk because of how conscious you are about your smile. Although it may take some time getting used to wearing dentures, they can eventually help fix all of your speaking problems.
Then there’s also the fact that replacing missing teeth can significantly help improve your appearance and oral health. The latter because the space left behind by missing teeth can easily become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, causing cavities, gum disease and tooth decay. Not to mention food can easily become stuck or trapped in those spaces, causing bad breath and even more bacteria in your mouth. The former, because leaving missing teeth as is can eventually cause the facial muscles to sag, making you look older.
Although these benefits aren’t unique to dentures, it’s worth mentioning that dentures are the cheaper tooth replacement option. This is especially true when compared to the costs of getting dental implants. Besides, as mentioned earlier, modern dentures are much more natural looking and much more comfortable to wear than ever before.
Of course, the main benefit here is still a set of fully functioning set of teeth that look and feel so much like the real thing.
So, if you’re missing more than a couple of teeth and want to enjoy a complete smile again, be sure to visit your dentist today to know more about dentures and how they can help you!