Millions of people wear dentures (both full and partial dentures) so they don’t have to deal with problems that come along with missing teeth. In fact, dentures are a great way to replace lost or damaged teeth.
But dentures also have many more benefits, improving the lives of many denture wearers. That’s the main topic of this article actually—5 ways that dentures can improve a person’s quality of life.
You can speak more clearly.
If you are missing teeth, you may find it difficult to speak clearly. Well that will change once you have a set of dentures. Whether you need full or partial dentures, you can look forward to speaking properly and clearly as if you had a mouth full of natural teeth.
At first you may need a little time to get used to the new teeth. This is a normal process. Some patients practice reading out loud or pronounce tricky words in front of a mirror. You may need to learn how to speak slower so that your words aren’t muffled (source: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dentures-partial).
With practice, over time, you’ll get used to the dentures and communicate effectively again.
You can eat normally and continue eating your favorite foods.
When wearing dentures, you don’t have to stay away from your favorite foods any longer. You can continue enjoying your favorite meals without finding it difficult to bite or chew. Chewing will be easier with your new dentures.
At first, however, you may need some practice. For instance, cutting the food into small pieces will help you get used to chewing normally. You may want to start out by eating soft foods and staying away from gum, hard foods, and sticky foods. Be sure to chew on both sides of the mouth so you can get used to the feel of your new dentures.
In no time you’ll be able to eat normally!
Improve your self esteem.
How would you like a quick boost in self esteem and self confidence? No longer will you feel ashamed or embarrassed by missing teeth. Dentures nowadays look and feel natural. You won’t have to worry about them falling out or slipping, especially if the dentures are anchored securely into place.
We know you’ll love your new dentures and you’ll feel confident to smile once again!
Have a healthier smile.
Do you know that missing teeth can cause problems with your health? Aside from an altered facial structure, missing teeth can cause issues with bone loss in the jaw region. So if you have missing teeth, get dentures or dental implants as soon as possible to prevent bone loss.
Have a younger appearance.
Missing teeth can alter your facial structure, as mentioned earlier. For instance, your face may appear collapsed and wrinkles might appear more quickly. Dentures, however, help support the facial structure to appear more full and more youthful.
Dentures improve quality of life, but they don’t last forever. Be sure to take care of your dentures and your mouth. Taking care of your dentures on a daily basis is very important to make them last as long as possible. It is always a good idea, too, to see your dentist on a regular basis to ensure proper denture fit.
In addition to taking care of your new dentures, always take good care of your mouth. Brushing your palate, tongue, and gums a few times each day is important. Use a soft bristled toothbrush so you won’t harm the gum tissue. Do this before putting your clean dentures back into the mouth.
Also, always be sure to see the dentist regularly (once every six months) to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as can be.
If you need a denture replacement or new dentures, call Dr. Silverman if you live in or near Alpharetta, GA! Dentures typically last about 5 to 10 years, but it depends on the patient, though.