How Can Dentures Improve My Quality of Life?
Millions have people have turned to dentures as a long term solution to missing or damaged teeth. However, some people may be hesitant to get dentures due to the stigma or costs associated with dental appliances.
Teeth are an essential part of our daily lives. They play a crucial role in our diet, health, appearance, and self-confidence.
If you’re on the fence about getting dentures, we’ve outlined a few ways that they can improve the quality of your day to day life below.
1. Dentures Allow You To Speak Clearer
Did you know that missing teeth can actually affect the way you pronounce words? The more teeth that are missing, the harder it becomes to speak clearly and with confidence.
It may take a bit of time to adjust to speaking with dentures but you’ll notice that they have a marked effect in your ability to speak and be understood.
2. Support Your Remaining Teeth
Without dentures, your remaining teeth have to pick up the slack. This can cause uneven wear, or for your teeth to fall out and deteriorate much faster than they normally would.
Once you’ve been fitted with dentures, your remaining teeth with thank you. Dentures support your natural teeth which can make them last much longer.
3. Eat More of the Foods You Want
Many people avoid foods they love simply because they can’t eat them with missing teeth. Your jaw exerts a lot of pressure, and this pressure can cause pain and irritation with missing teeth.
With dentures, chewing becomes significantly easier. The pressure is dispersed more evenly around your mouth which allows you to eat a wider range of foods.
4. Improves Your Diet
When you’re unable to eat the food you want, you may be missing out on essential minerals and nutrients. Often, people with missing teeth fail to chew their food properly which can lead to indigestion and other stomach problems.
Once you’ve been fitted with new dentures, you’ll be able to more easily ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need.
5. Healthy & Bright Smile
Denture technology has gotten to a point where it’s difficult to tell dentures apart from real teeth. When people are missing teeth, they tend to smile a lot less.
Your smile is directly related to your self-confidence. With dentures, you’ll feel more like yourself again.
6. More Youthful Appearance
Missing teeth can lead to a loss in jaw bone density. The more teeth that you lose, the faster you lose bone mass. This can cause a sunken jaw which may make you look much older than you actually are.
Dentures help to support your facial structure and maintain a younger appearance.
Still on the fence about dentures? Reach out to one of our professional and knowledgable denture professionals to see how we can help. Contact us today.