We all wish for that perfect smile. But as we age, our dental health diminishes and we tend to lose most of our teeth. Dental dentures can help restore that flawless smile that we all desire. The disadvantage with missing teeth aren’t just cosmetic, missing teeth can also contribute to obstruct even the simplest everyday tasks, like chewing and your ability to speak clearly.
Surveys have shown that more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth and an estimated 90% wear dentures to complete their smiles and improve on their overall well-being.
What are Dentures?
If you have been dealing with severe tooth loss and are looking for a way to replace them, getting dentures can bring benefits to your oral health and consequently improve the quality of your life. Dentures are natural-looking removable replicas of your natural teeth created using artificial materials for an entire mouth and gum tissue, designed to look as realistic as possible.
Don’t compromise on your favorite foods
Eating becomes a difficult prospect with all or most of your teeth missing, or even with one missing tooth. You can end up having to rely on soft foods and maintaining dental hygiene becomes tricky. A small lapse can aggravate your dental health concern greatly. Getting dentures can help make eating and chewing significantly easier and mealtime fun once again. While you do want to avoid sticky foods, such as caramel or biting into a hard apple with your dentures, however, for the most part you can feel confident and enjoy most of your favorite foods again.
Speak clearly without a lisp
Understand that teeth aren’t just there to help biting and chewing easier – the front top teeth allow you to pronounce specific speech sounds clearly and similarly several sounds can only be made when the tongue is pressed against the back of your top teeth. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to speak properly and the speech can sound slurred, or lisped. Dentures enable you to speak clearly again. Of course, the first initial days could be a learning curve for you to get used to your new teeth, but over time you’ll find yourself speaking like you used to.
Regain your youth
Tooth loss can lead to premature aging. There could be times when you successfully hide your missing teeth from the world, but at the end of the day you’ll see the results of your missing teeth. Since there’s no support to the cheeks and lips, they may collapse inward and create a hollow appearance. To add more, the facial muscles start to sag which make you look older than your age. Dentures are used to fill these hollow spaces to keep your cheek plush and full and make you appear youthful.
Restore the confidence in your smile
Smile is on the first things people notice in you. An imperfect smile can drastically affect your confidence and self-esteem. Getting dentures can help restore confidence in your day-to-day interactions and make you more comfortable smiling in front of friends and colleagues.
Your confidence will get a boost from having you share your smile with the world! Smiling more brings wonderful benefits both to your mental physical well being by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, boosting endorphins and serotonin, and ultimately improving the quality of your life.
Modern cosmetic dentistry allows customization of your dentures so it can fit in your mouth easily. They have also been revamped to feel and look natural. The crowns used can be made from porcelain, metal or alloys, depending on the position of the teeth and also your personal choice. You can consult with your dental care professional on the best course of action.