Perhaps like many people, you have misconceptions about dentures. If you are unsure how dentures work, what kind to get, or where to go for a consultation, you are at the right place! This article will dispel seven myths about dentures and help you make a better informed decision about your treatment plan.
Myth #1: Dentures Are Uncomfortable
Believing dentures are uncomfortable is a common misconception. Over the years, dentists have had great success designing both partial and full dentures, which has increased their comfort level. Modern denture materials are lightweight, comfortable, and very flexible. In fact, they are formed to fit every nuance of your mouth which ensures ultimate comfort.
Myth #2: Dentures Look Unnatural and Feel Awkward
The modern design of dentures aims to make dentures appear as natural as possible. PS Dentistry uses high-quality materials and fits dentures to your mouth so they look natural and feel comfortable. Thanks to the improvements made in denture materials and technology, they look and feel much more natural than ever before.
Myth #3: You Can Only Get a Full Set of Dentures
At PS Dentistry, we offer both partial and full dentures to meet the needs of all patients. Partial dentures are available with the same comfort, fit, and function as full sets. They are an optimal option for people who only need a few teeth replaced.
Myth #4: Dentures Negatively Affect My Oral Health
With today’s technology, denture design, and experienced dentists, it is virtually impossible to have a bad result from a properly fitted set of dentures or partial dentures.
Myth #5: Dentures Are Difficult To Keep Clean and Healthy
While maintaining oral hygiene is important, the low risk of plaque formation and gingivitis for people who have dentures is quite low. Just make sure you clean your dentures regularly to combat plaque or tartar buildup.
Myth #6: Dentures Will Alter My Speech
With modern dentures, it is nearly impossible to distinguish dentures from real teeth. In fact, many people who have full or partial sets report an improvement in their speech because they no longer have to worry about lost or broken teeth affecting their pronunciation.
Myth #7: Dentures Will Change My Facial Appearance
Modern advances in dentures and construction techniques means that today’s dentures fit better than ever and can help improve your smile.
In sum, dentures have come a long way since they were first introduced. They are comfortable, effective at improving the function and appearance of your smile, and have virtually no negative effect on your oral health. Therefore, if you are part of the 7 out of 10 people who feel insecure about your teeth and want to learn more about how dentures can improve your oral health, contact us for a consultation.