If you’re missing teeth, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Dentures are one of the most common choices, but there’s a lot of misinformation floating around out there. Here are some popular myths that you should no longer believe.
Myth #1: Dentures Fall Out Easily
If you opt for budget dentures, it’s likely that they will fall out from time to time when speaking or chewing. However, when you get quality, customized dentures from your dentist, they will fit comfortably and securely in the mouth. They should remain stable during most everyday situations. If you want the most secure dentures possible, implant dentures are a viable option. Instead of being supported by the natural shape and suction of the gums, implant dentures are held into place by screw-like implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone.
Myth #2: Dentures Smell Bad
It is possible for dentures to smell bad, but that is caused by the same thing that normally causes bad breath: poor oral hygiene. By taking excellent care of your dentures, you are unlikely to develop bad breath. Remember to follow the instructions of your dentist when it comes to cleaning and caring for your restoration.
Myth #3: Dentures Are for Old People
While dentures are more common for older patients, the truth is that dentures are an effective tooth replacement option for people of any age. If you are missing several, most of, or all of your teeth, dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile. There is no age limit for this restoration. Just schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss whether or not dentures are the best options for you.
Myth #4: Dentures Appear Obvious
If you get cheap, budget dentures, they may not look as attractive. On the other hand, high-quality dentures are customized to fit comfortably and appear as natural as possible. Ultimately, they should blend in with the rest of your smile. Dentures also help to improve your appearance by supporting your natural facial structure.
Don’t fall for these common myths. To find out if dentures are the best tooth replacement option for you, schedule an appointment with your dentist. You’ll have your smile back in no time!
About the Practice
At EMA Dental, we have a team of 7 skilled dentists serving the Northampton community. With their combined experience and expertise, patients can get pretty much anything they need in one of our two convenient locations. For more information on dentures or to schedule a consultation, visit our website or call (413) 584-4900.