If you have lost your teeth, whether because of an accident, injury or disease, you will want to consider coming in to the dentist to get dentures. Dentures are a suitable replacement for missing teeth for people who don’t feel comfortable getting dental implants.
If the last time you saw a set of dentures was many years ago when they were sitting in a jar of cleaning solution on your grandparent’s nightstand, you should know that denture technology has vastly improved. Dentures are more comfortable now and dentists can place them in a patient’s mouth with a much better fit. With that in mind, here are some benefits of dentures to help you make your decision about getting them.
When you lack a full set of functioning teeth, it can be difficult to chew your food. Since we typically use our teeth several times a day to eat, it can be easy to take them for granted. Dentures give you the ability to more effectively chew your food, meaning that you will no longer have to rely on living on soft foods and pureed meals.
Many people don’t realize just how important teeth are to a good speaking voice. When you are missing your teeth, it’s difficult to enunciate. Dentures, particularly those used to substitute for the upper teeth, enable you to pronounce words more easily, such as those beginning with consonants like ch, s and sh. If people have been experiencing difficulty understanding you when you speak, dentures are a good solution to improve communication.
A lack of teeth can give your face a sunken look, and when you open your mouth to smile, it won’t look as pleasant as when you have a full set of teeth. Dentures will improve your appearance, and when you look better, you will feel better too. Bolstering your self esteem gives you confidence and will help you become more sociable.
If you are ready to get some dentures or still have some questions or concerns about how they can help you, please feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.