Why Get Dentures
Why Get Dentures?
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile” goes the song, but some of us may be walking around like that Emperor with No Clothes when it comes to our grin. Good oral health is important, not just to smile, laugh, and eat, but also to keep your body healthy – your mouth’s health can affect every system in the body, and sometimes the results aren’t pretty. Below are some of the reasons to consider dentures, and how they can help with your look and health.
When the condition of the teeth has deteriorated so far that they can no longer be repaired, removal is the only option. Dentures are a “replacement” option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain.
Dentures have a relatively low up front cost and can be created quickly. This makes it easier for people on a fixed income, limited income, or partially insured to begin replacing their smile. One of the most significant reasons people state that they will not pursue dental health is the expense. Part of the reasons to get dentures is that dentures use readily available materials and are widely available from a variety of sources. This means that you may not have to travel far, as there is most likely a specialist in your own town.
Sometimes an accident or injury to the face can result in multiple teeth falling out or becoming seriously damaged. Sometimes, teeth can be preserved and implanted, but this is sometimes not the case. Dentures can quickly and easily restore one’s smile after experiencing a significant blow to the face that results in teeth damage.
Decay and its buddy Gum Disease are typically the reasons people lose teeth. For some, years of decay have led to teeth rotting and falling out. This is sometimes due to poor oral hygiene, and at other times, can be hereditary or diet related, despite regular brushing and dental checkups. Gum disease, especially if left untreated can result in the loss of teeth, making dentures the best option for restoring a smile.
If you don’t replace your teeth when they aren’t healthy, there can be terrible consequences. If you don’t remove a bad tooth, it can lead to poor health. Even when the tooth is removed, if not replaced, it can lead to other teeth shifting. Getting dentures can have multiple benefits aside from replacing missing or decaying teeth — they can also prevent any remaining teeth from shifting in your mouth and causing additional pain. In addition to improving your oral health, you will also benefit from clearer speech, restored facial appearance, and a brighter, even smile.
The best way to make the healthiest transition from natural teeth to dentures is to take good care of your mouth throughout your lifetime and see a dentist regularly. Make sure that you treat your dentures like any major purchase – get a second opinion, don’t be afraid to ask ions, and ultimately, you must feel comfortable with the work that is to be done. See you with a smile!
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