Benefits of wearing dentures
Missing teeth cause problems in both appearance and overall oral health. Without our teeth, we have difficulty chewing and digesting food and speaking.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. Patients who have lost some or all of their teeth, whether due to decay, an accident, or disease, can confidently smile again with complete dentures.
Patients suffering from missing teeth may think complete or partial dentures are high maintenance and uncomfortable. Although dentures take some time, the benefits outweigh any temporary discomfort.
Why is it necessary to replace missing teeth?
Partial or complete dentures are often considered a fact of aging. Grandchildren marvel when their grandparents take their teeth out at night and keep them in a glass by their bedside, and we've all heard the myth of George Washington and his legendary wooden teeth.
People come to need dentures for a variety of reasons, and not always in their later years. While periodontal disease and advanced tooth decay are more common in older people, sometimes injuries cause teeth to fall out of the mouth, so dentures are necessary for younger people.
If you have missing teeth, you should be aware of the many advantages you will gain by wearing partial or complete dentures before making that decision. Whatever the reason you or a loved one needs dentures, knowing the facts about your new dentures will help keep them in good condition and your mouth healthy.
5 reasons why dentures could be right for you
Even if you are missing only one tooth, you are at increased risk for specific oral health problems, such as gum disease. Restoring the function of your natural teeth with complete or partial dentures helps you reduce the risk of these problems, among the following benefits:
A more youthful appearance
Complete or partial dentures help preserve the shape of your face and keep your cheeks and lips from looking sunken in. In addition to keeping your face full, they also give you a full, natural-looking smile.
Speak and eat more easily
You won't have to worry about speech impediments with high-quality dentures. You can eat your favorite foods without worrying about your complete or partial denture moving or becoming dislodged.
Our dental professionals create partial or complete dentures just for you to get the most comfortable fit using molds that replicate your natural teeth. And if your jaw changes over time, your dentist can create a new pair of dentures just for you.
Easy to maintain
Complete or partial dentures are extremely easy to maintain. Because dentures are removable, you can maintain a complete oral hygiene routine with minimal effort.
We recommend removing and rinsing them after eating, brushing them daily, and soaking them overnight. Good hygiene helps keep your complete dentures in perfect condition for many years.
Improve oral health
Missing teeth can cause several oral health problems. With complete or partial dentures, you can help reduce the risk of developing dental issues such as gum disease. Many patients opt for implant-supported dentures to help prevent jaw bone degradation from tooth loss.
Missing teeth ruin the aesthetics of a smile. Partial dentures can help you regain confidence in your appearance if you feel self-conscious about opening your mouth.
Restorative dentistry experts in Gilbert, AZ
Cavities and missing teeth increase the risk of gum disease, among other dental complications. That's why restorative dentistry offers innovative and affordable treatments for all ages. So if you are unsure about a dental procedure, you should always ask your dentist to clarify the process and its benefits.
At Classic Dental Care Gilbert, we understand that the decision to get complete dentures is enormous and the options can be overwhelming. Dr. Kleiner and his team of professionals are trained to guide and advise you by answering your questions about this restorative dentistry treatment.
So if you're looking to fill in the gaps in your smile, visit our website or contact our experts by calling (480) 788-5900. You're one step away from improving the appearance of your smile and restoring your oral health.