No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.
If your teeth are falling out or otherwise damaged, you might be looking at options to replace some or even all of your teeth. Your dentist will of course discuss multiple options with you, but there's a reason why more and more people today are opting for dental implants. Here are some of the benefits dental implants can provide when it comes time to replace your missing or decayed teeth.
They Won't Move in Your Mouth
When dental implants are installed, they are fused right into the jawbone. Your mouth for all intents and purposes will think it's just another tooth. In other words, your teeth will not be at risk of shifting around inside your mouth like dentures sometimes can. This can make it easier for you to eat and drink in public and you also won't have to worry about dentures slurring your speech by moving while you are trying to talk to someone.
You'll Have Better Self Esteem with More Natural Looking Teeth
Dentures can usually be spotted by a mile away. If you are feeling self-conscious about the current state of your teeth, switching to dentures might not do much to help you. Dental implants on the other hand, are much more natural looking. You'll be able to smile and eat with confidence about what you look like to others. This could improve your general self esteem on a day to day basis and you can get through daily interactions without that nagging feeling in the back of your mind.
Dental Implants Are More Durable
Yes, it's true that the cost of installing implants is higher than the cost of installing dentures or a bridge. But you will also likely find that dental implants are in it for the long haul. Once they are properly installed, you can stick to a normal oral care routine and just get your implants inspected with the rest of your teeth at every regular check up. Dentures and even bridges on the other hand, are not quite as durable. They may need to be replaced at a more frequent rate than implants and with dentures especially, there will be more day to day maintenance involved.
If you want to improve your physical appearance, your self esteem, and your ability to drink, eat, or talk in public without worrying about what you look like, talk to your dentist about the benefits of going with dental implants today.