5 ways that dentures can improve a person’s quality of life

By Dr. Brett Silverman | Apr 22, 2016 | Dentures
5 ways that dentures can improve a person’s quality of life

(updated March 2024)

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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, they are a great way to replace lost or damaged teeth.

But dentures also have many more benefits, improving the lives of many patients. That’s the main topic of this article actually — 5 ways that dentures can improve your quality of life.

Holding Up One FingerYou can speak more clearly.

Older man talkingIf 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 wearing them and communicate effectively again.

Holding Up Two FingersYou can eat normally and continue eating your favorite foods.

Older man smiling with appleWhen 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 dentures.

In no time you’ll be able to eat normally!

Holding Up Three FingersImprove 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 they are anchored securely into place.

We know you’ll love your new dentures and you’ll feel confident to smile once again!

Holding Up Four FingersHave 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.

Holding Up Five FingersHave a younger appearance.

Older woman with glassesMissing 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.

They improve quality of life, but they don’t last forever. Be sure to take care of your oral health. 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 fit.

In addition to taking care of your dentures or partials, 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.

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Interested in getting new dentures near Alpharetta? Call us!

Brett S. Silverman, DDS, MAGD, LLSRIf you need a replacement or brand new dentures, call Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA! They can typically last about 5 to 10 years, but it depends on the patient, though.

Throughout this time they may need to be relined or rebased. As the mouth changes naturally over time, the fit may change, and then you’ll need our dentist to fix them (source: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dentures-partial).

If you notice they are fitting differently or they become uncomfortable, call our dentist as soon as possible at 678.389.9000. You can find additional contact details here.

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