The cosmetic benefits of dentures are obvious and noticeable as they can help fill in gaps caused by missing teeth and increases confidence in a wearer’s appearance. With no procedure involved, many patients choose dentures for the ease of the dental appliance. However, dentures aren’t for everyone and there are some drawbacks to consider when deciding to invest in them. Here are some helpful benefits and drawbacks of dentures to find out if they are right for you:
- Dentures can replace missing teeth, prevent further shifting of remaining teeth, and support facial structure and integrity.
- Dentures offer a range of functional benefits to patients as well. They help patients improve their speech, eat whatever food they want, and can last five to 10 years with the proper maintenance.
- Did you know that dentures tend to be the least costly solution for missing teeth? Dental bridges and implants, alternatives to dentures are generally more costly and require a lot more treatment and procedures done. With this said, dental bridges may offer a better fit, increased comfort, chewing ability, and natural appearance. It’s a good idea to consult with your Arvada dentist to find out what the right choice is for you.
- One of the most common complaints patients have about the dentures is the strange feeling in their mouths when they first begin to wear them. Luckily, most patients get used to the sensation and the discomfort fades with time.
- Oral sores and irritation can be caused by grinding, chewing, clenching, or getting a food particles stuck between the appliance and gums.
- For the most part, denture users can eat most foods they want. But, there are some foods that can cause a problem when chewed. These foods may cause pain and the dentures can actually move out of place.
- Proper care of your dentures is of upmost importance to prevent gum irritation as well as keeping the dentures in good shape. For at least a few hours of the day, denture users should take the appliance out of their mouth and should be soaked in water and a cleaning solution.
- When patients start wearing dentures for the first time, it’s common to have difficulty speaking or saying certain words and can produce a smacking, clicking, or whistling noise instead. This usually goes away once the wearer gets used to their dentures.
Don’t know if dentures are right for you? Give Complete Dental Care, your Arvada Dentist a call, and we can help you with your unique situation to ensure you make the right choice. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!