Dentures, also called false teeth, are removable appliances that replace lost natural teeth. You can lose teeth through accidents or tooth decay. Dentures can replace some or all of your natural teeth. You may take time to get used to your dentures, but their benefits outweigh the discomfort of losing teeth. Dentures are durable, lasting five to seven years or more if you maintain them in good condition. Your reliable dentist, Dr. Marvin Taylor, takes an impression of your mouth to ensure your dentures fit perfectly and comfortably. Dentures are removable, making them easy to clean. There are many benefits of dentures, which include:
Restores your dental functioning
Eating some types of foods can be challenging when you lose some or all of your teeth. Missing teeth make it difficult to pronounce some letters and words. Getting high-quality dentures allows you to enjoy all types of foods and drinks. You can also chew comfortably without worrying about your dentures falling off or moving around. Dentures also restore your usual speech. Modern dentures are comfortable and function as natural teeth.
Easy to maintain
You have to take care of your dentures like your natural teeth. Dentures are easy to maintain. Dentists recommend you brush them daily and rinse them after every meal. Soaking them overnight is also essential as it prevents the buildup of bacteria that can get in your gums or remaining natural teeth causing infections. In case they become damaged, report to your dentist for a replacement. Taking proper care of your dentures ensures they last for many years.
Restores your facial-look
Teeth support your face and help maintain your facial structure. After losing teeth, especially all of them, your facial shape changes. Your cheeks may sag, and your lips appear sunken, making you look older. Dentures help restore your facial appearance by keeping it full. Your dentist designs your dentures as a replica of your natural teeth, restoring your usual facial structure. Over time, your jaw bone may change, so your dentist will create a new pair of dentures to ensure it fits comfortably.
Prevent further oral issues
When you lose teeth, your oral bone structure begins to degrade. Losing teeth also increases the chances of getting gum conditions. Dentures help reduce the rate of bone degradation. If you have some natural teeth remaining, partial dentures prevent extreme wear and tear of the natural teeth. Damage to natural teeth is prevented because chewing and biting force is distributed evenly to all teeth.
Improves your smile
Missing teeth, especially the front ones, can destroy your smile. Dentures are designed to look like your natural teeth, improving your smile. They fit perfectly over your gums, so people rarely notice they are false teeth. Modern dentures are made of porcelain and plastic materials, giving you a natural-looking smile. You no longer have to worry about your dental gaps while laughing or speaking in public, improving your confidence.
Dentures are removable false teeth that replace missing teeth. Dentures are long-lasting, easy to maintain, function like natural teeth, and restore your facial appearance and smile. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center for denture placement to improve your dental look.