When you lose a few of your natural teeth, you will most likely not be happy with the appearance and quality of your life. For instance, missing teeth make speaking and chewing more difficult, making you feel shy or self-conscious. Replacing lost teeth improves your oral health and gives you a fully functional and beautiful smile.
If you’ve lost a few or all of your teeth on either jaw, your dentist might recommend getting dentures. A denture is a dental device with several artificial teeth and an acrylic base that replaces lost teeth. You can have partial dentures if you’ve lost a few consecutive teeth. Patients who have lost all teeth on either jaw can benefit from complete dentures. Contact our dentist for high-quality dentures in Sharon, MA.
If you’re still not convinced why dentures are an excellent option to replace missing teeth, here are some reasons to consider:
Getting dentures is a relatively quick process. Unlike alternative treatments such as dental implants, which can take up to a year to complete, you can have dentures in days.
Another benefit of dentures is that the procedure is minimally invasive. Unlike dental implants, fitting dentures don’t require surgical intervention (unless for implant-supported dentures). Similarly, dentures need support from adjacent healthy teeth, but it does not involve tooth shaving.
Dentures typically have a lower initial cost than alternative replacement options such as dental bridges and implants. Factors that determine the cost of dentures can include the number of missing teeth, type of denture, and denture material used. Getting a denture is unlikely to break your budget. Your dental insurance may even cover them.
Normal oral functions such as chewing, speaking, and laughing are greatly affected when you have missing teeth. You’ll have a complete set of teeth and a fully functional mouth with dentures. You can go back to eating your favorite foods, speak normally, and laugh without hiding your smile.
Gaps in your teeth are not attractive and can make you look older than you are. Similarly, missing teeth cause facial muscles to collapse, leading to wrinkles, facial sagging, and premature aging. Dentures close these gaps and lift your facial muscles, giving you a youthful and beautiful smile.
Missing teeth can affect your appearance and oral function, making you hesitant to smile, speak, laugh, or eat certain foods. Your oral function and appearance are restored with dentures and your confidence. You can eat, speak, and laugh confidently without worrying about oral imperfections.
Typically, dentures are custom-made to ensure a perfect fit and maximum comfort. When you visit a dentist for dentures, they will take impressions of your teeth and gums to make permanent dentures. You don’t have to worry about wearing ill-fitting dentures, which can hurt your gums or fall off when speaking or eating.
High-quality dentures are made to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. People are unlikely to notice your dentures when eating, laughing, or to speak. It’s worth noting that dentures don’t offer as much stability as your natural teeth. They can easily break or fall out under great pressure.
Caring for dentures is straightforward. Your dentist will instruct you not to sleep with your dentures on. You must remove and clean them before sleeping. You should also soak them overnight and brush your teeth before sleeping. Consult your dentist for repair or replacement if your denture is ill-fitting or damaged.
With proper care, dentures can last for many years. Dentures can last for 10-15 years, depending on the materials used. Avoid damaging habits such as chewing hard items to prevent your denture from breaking or cracking. Similarly, always clean and store your dentures in a safe container when not in use.
Ready to replace missing teeth with dentures? Contact Sharon Dental Group to speak with our dentist on 02067.
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