Why dentures are a great option to replace missing teeth

February 29, 2020

Why dentures are a great option to replace your missing teeth.


One question we hear all the time is “should I consider dentures if my teeth are missing?” Most times that answer is a definitive “yup, denture are a great option.”


If you have missing teeth and you’re looking for solutions, here are a 5 things to think about when deciding dentures might be right for you.


1.     Confidence
The thing I see time and again and the one that brings me great joy, is seeing the self-confidence return to my clients once their smile is restored.

There is a lot of embarrassment and awkwardness associated with missing teeth,especially if the missing teeth in question are the visible front teeth. I’ve seen clients that miss out on life, they skip work events and avoid social gatherings because they feel humiliated.

When you’refitted with a set of great quality, precisely-fitted dentures, you start to get your life back. You regain confidence. That spark and joy once missing is back.I can’t stress it enough. Self-confidence is a big one and again, one that brings a smile to my face.

2.     Comfort
The world of dentistry, technology and advancements in our ever-evolving world has made its mark on dentures. Today’s dentures aren’t like the ones you picture. Bulky, cumbersome and clunky. Those are of a past generation. 

When dentures are fitted correctly they are comfortable. While there’s an adjustment phase for sure, once you’re mouth assimilates, dentures are comfortable and some people even forget they’re wearing them.

And important phase is capturing an impression of your gums which leads to a precise and detailed denture. Then it contours to your gum and jaw with the dentures holding with natural suction to your gums. Extra adhesive is oftentimes not needed.

3.      Health
A lot can be told by the health of your mouth. And oral health impacts your overall health. Taking care of your mouth, keeping it healthy and doing what’s best for the greater good is always a great option.

When the spaces that are made by missing teeth are left vacant and empty, adjacent and opposite teeth begin to shift to compensate for the gap. This leads to discomfort,potential pain and interfere with your bite and your jaw. To make sure this doesn’t happen, dentures are a great option to fill in missing teeth.

4.     Several option available
Because we’ve been around for years we’ve seen it all. And that exposure and experience has allowed us to provide our client’s with options and we can weigh in on what we’d recommend.

When considering dentures there are a few things to take into consideration. We need to look at the health of your mouth, what teeth remain and what gaps there are,what the shape of your gums are and the cost… just to name a few. 

There are different types of dentures that run the gamut from partial dentures (to replace one or a few teeth) to full dentures (as they sound), immediate or temporary dentures and implant dentures. 

There are options, we have vast experience with each and we are happy to share our findings and guide you on the best path for you and your mouth.

5.     Implant retained dentures
We mentioned it above but we feel this one needs a bit more attention. 

Implant dentures are relatively new in the field of dentistry but it has quickly become the go-to option for a lot of people. Although it tends to cost more, they are unparalleled when it comes to comfort, health, convince and appearance.

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