Millions of Americans rely on dentures to restore their oral health. Dentures are tried-and-true tooth loss solutions that make it much easier to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, there are misconceptions about these useful appliances that prevent people from getting them.
Myth #1: Dentures Always Look Fake and Unnatural
The truth is that it can be hard to spot the difference between modern dentures and real teeth. Manufacturing techniques and materials have come a long way in recent years. In fact, the size, shape, and color of well-made dentures are tailored to complement your specific facial structure.
Myth #2: It’s Difficult To Eat and Speak With Dentures
It can take a few weeks to adjust to a new set of dentures. The muscles in your cheeks and tongue will need to learn how to hold the appliances in place. However, you should quickly regain the ability to eat all of your favorite foods. Dentures are meant to be stable and secure!
Myth #3: I Can’t Get Implants If I Get Dentures
The two most popular tooth replacement solutions are not mutually exclusive. You can get dentures now and then choose to get implants in the future. There are some considerations associated with this decision, so be sure to talk to our dentists about the best treatment for you.
Some patients are candidates for implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures allow you to replace a full arch of missing teeth while enjoying a few unique benefits. They are sturdier than traditional dentures and help preserve the structure and health of your jawbone.
Myth #4: Dentures Don’t Require Any Cleaning or Maintenance
Dentures are low maintenance — not no maintenance. You still need to practice good dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth to remove any plaque and stimulate circulation. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to clean every surface of your dentures and store them in water when you are not wearing them. These steps will protect your dentures.
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