Benefits of Dentures
Teeth are undoubtedly an important part of our anatomy. They enable us to eat and even speak. While in an ideal world, our second set of teeth would last the duration of our lifetime, the reality is that damage and decay mean that tooth loss and mandatory extractions are sometimes unavoidable.
The reality of tooth loss
When we lose even a single tooth, it can have a detrimental effect on both the function of our mouth and the appearance of our smile. However, when we lose multiple teeth, the psychological and physiological impact becomes much greater. We may feel ashamed or embarrassed by the appearance of our smile and avoid doing anything that involves drawing attention to our mouths. It may also be necessary to compromise on some of the foods that we enjoy eating, as we do not have the necessary tooth function to be able to bite and chew as we would normally.
Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the debilitating effects of multiple tooth loss.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable dental appliance that can replace missing teeth and help restore the function and appearance of your smile. The design is a plastic or metal plate, to which a set of prosthetic teeth is attached. These prosthetics are created in a shape, size, and color that closely mimics your existing teeth, so that your smile will look as natural as possible.
Dentures are available as both full arches, which are designed to replace all the missing teeth in both the upper and lower jaw, and partial dentures which fill the spaces left by just a few missing teeth. They can also be created as both fixed and removable varieties.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Dentures are one of the most popular treatment choices to replace missing teeth. This is because they offer a wide range of benefits. These include:
Restore the function of your teeth
Dentures designed to work just like regular teeth. This means that they can restore the full function of your mouth and you will be able to bite, chew, and speak properly once more.
Free you from dietary restrictions
Many patients find that they have to miss out on a lot of their favorite foods when they lose their teeth, as they no longer have the necessary function to bite and chew them. However, a set of dentures means you can eat most of your favorite solid foods once more.
Improve your speech
When we form words, our tongue pushes against our teeth to help us make the right sounds. However, if you have missing teeth you may find it difficult to properly pronounce certain words. Dentures will help you to enunciate your letters better and restore your usual manner of speaking.
Improve your appearance
People with missing teeth can feel embarrassed or ashamed of their appearance. However, with a set of dentures, the aesthetics of your smile will be restored.
Restore your confidence
If you are happier with your appearance, it will show through your increased confidence and self-esteem. This in turn can affect your personal and professional relationships, and help you lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Dentures can last for anywhere between five and ten years before they will require replacement. This makes them a great investment in the health and attractiveness of your teeth.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of dentures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our office and schedule a consultation today at 561-575-5599.