We get one set of permanent teeth; if we lose them, they can only be replaced with temporary, durable restorations. The three main options for tooth replacement are dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Each of these treatments has pros and cons. Still, dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement options available today, often because they are quite economical compared to the other options.
For hundreds of years, dentures have been the go-to treatment for people with missing teeth, and recent dentistry advances have resulted in more comfortable, attractive, and functional dentures than ever before. All Smiles Dental Care offers the latest denture technology for patients with missing or damaged teeth.
Awareness of modern dentures' pros and cons can help patients feel more confident about what to expect from their denture treatment.
Although dentures are undeniably effective, many people have shied away from dentures in the past. Why? Because dentures looked a bit artificial, caused discomfort, did not allow eating certain types of food, changed how we talked, and could slip out of our mouths while eating or speaking. The good news is that such worries are easily fixed by wearing the right kind of modern dentures!
Types of Dentures:
There are two types of dentures
Partial dentures replace one or multiple missing teeth. They are usually replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, sometimes connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.
On the other hand, complete dentures are a full set of (removable) dentures that replace an entire group of missing teeth. If you have any natural teeth left, your dentist may suggest you go for over dentures that will fit 'over' those teeth.
The Benefits of Dentures
There are plenty of advantages to getting dentures, including the following:
1. Improved self-confidence – A smile can give you confidence, while missing teeth can make you shy away from social events and chatting with friends. A smile has a positive psychological effect on the person who smiles and the people who see the smile. So, a healthy smile can go a long way in easing daily life. Dentures give you back your smile!
2. Little or no diet restrictions – Dentures are durable enough to withstand almost as much punishment as regular teeth. Originally dentures were made primarily for chewing, but modern dentures are also designed to be comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and fully functional! This means that you won't really be giving up your favorite food once you get dentures. Better yet, you'd be able to eat them again now that all your teeth are present!
3. No more speaking problems – It's no secret that missing teeth can alter how you talk for the worse. Additionally, missing teeth make it less likely to get into conversations if you are self-conscious about your smile. Although getting used to wearing dentures may take some time, they can eventually help you with all your speaking problems.
4. Health – Dentures support facial muscles and structures and decrease oral bone loss. Replacing missing teeth can significantly help improve your appearance and oral health. The latter is because the space left behind by missing teeth can quickly become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, causing cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Not to mention food can quickly become stuck or trapped in those spaces, causing bad breath and even more bacteria in your mouth. The former is because leaving missing teeth as is can eventually cause the facial muscles to sag, making you look older.
Although the benefits mentioned above aren't unique to dentures, it's worth noting that dentures are among the most economical tooth replacement option.
But the main benefit of dentures is a fully functioning set of teeth that look and feel like the real thing.
So, if you're missing more than a few teeth and want to enjoy the benefits of a complete smile and teeth, visit or call All Smiles Dental Care today to learn more about dentures and how they can help you!
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