5 Ways Dentures Improve Your Life

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If you have damaged or missing teeth, dentures can bring back your smile. You can opt for either partial or complete dentures.

Modern dentures are comfortable to wear with pleasing aesthetics to boot. Even better, you can get tailor-made dentures that blend with your real teeth and allow for a snug fit.

Check out five ways that new dentures can improve your life.

Improve Your Speech

Are your missing teeth affecting your speech? Dentures can help. With partial or complete dentures, you won't have trouble pronouncing some words. Initially, you might experience some difficulty speaking with the new set of dentures, but eventually, you will get the hang of it. 

Practice speaking by reading tricky words loudly and singing along to different songs. Your speech will be back to normal in no time.

Boost Your Self Esteem

Missing teeth can significantly impact your self-esteem. Without teeth, your face can sag and wrinkles appear faster.

Modern dentures fit perfectly in the mouth and help support facial muscles. The result is a more youthful look, attractive smile, and high levels of confidence, thanks to the improved appearance. 

Allow You to Eat Normally

Without teeth, biting and chewing hard foods such as fruit and steak is quite a challenge. However, the biting function improves with new dentures, and you can eat solid food just like you did with your original teeth.

At the beginning, you could eat your food in smaller pieces and then introduce stickier and harder foods gradually. Remember to utilize both sides of your mouth while chewing.

Protect Your Remaining Teeth

If only a few teeth are missing, dentures help protect the remaining teeth from cracks or damage. Although you might eat and speak normally, the gaps missing teeth create cause your other teeth to shift out of alignment. 

Misaligned teeth are difficult to clean, which might result in tooth decay. Jaw pain and headaches are also common in people with misaligned teeth. Luckily, with partial dentures, your remaining teeth can stay properly aligned and healthy.

Last Longer

You should care for dentures the same way you do your real teeth. Although dentures deteriorate faster than your original teeth, dentures can serve you for a long time with proper maintenance.

Invest in a soft-bristled brush to clean the dentures at least daily to remove plaque and other deposits. Also, soak the dentures in a denture-soaking solution before you sleep. These steps add life to your set of dentures.

Tired of an imperfect smile? Contact a dentist to learn more.


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