How Can Dentures Improve My Self Confidence?
Dentures do a lot more than help you chew your food. Dentures can also restore your smile and give you a newfound sense of self-confidence. We’re under constant pressure to look and feel our best — and a happy and healthy looking smile is one of the key factors.
What happens when we are afraid or embarrassed about our smiles? You may end up smiling and laughing less, speaking less often, or end up not seeing your friends at all. You may see how this could affect your emotional (and physical) health dramatically.
Reasons Why Someone Might Be Afraid to Smile
There are many different reasons why someone might not want to show off their smile. Some of the most common reasons we see are embarrassment due to stained, chipped, crooked, or missing teeth.
For current denture wearers, they may be afraid that their dentures are too loose and could slip or fall out of their mouth.
Negative Impacts of Poor Oral Health
Your oral health can have longlasting impacts on other parts of your life.
If you are afraid to smile, speak, or eat in front of friends and family — it can negatively impact your relationships. You may find yourself seeing them less or refusing to eat meals in front of them.
If you have broken, chipped, or missing teeth, it can also affect your eating habits. If you’re unable to chew properly, you may not be getting the nutrients your body needs to continue function properly.
If your food isn’t fully chewed, it can lead to digestive problems such as ulcers, gas and bloating, diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain and cramping.
How Can Properly Fitted Dentures Fix These Problems?
Whether you’re considering dentures for the first time or believe you may be in need of an adjustment, the Denture and Implant Centre can help.
Dentures are the solution to many of the problems list above. If you have broken or missing teeth, your new dentures can fill in the gaps — which will allow you to eat more of the foods you love and smile with confidence.
Dentures also spread the stress of eating and chewing more evenly across your mouth — which dramatically reduces the likelihood of damaging your remaining teeth. They can help you chew your food properly — which reduces digestive problems and ensures that your body is getting the vitamins and nutrients it needs.
You’ll find that you’re less concerned about social situations with a full set of natural-looking teeth. You’ll be much more comfortable speaking, smiling, and laughing along with your friends and family.
If you’re a current denture wearer that is experiencing a loose or painful fit, it’s equally important that you speak with one of our specialists. Many of these same issues are caused by an improper fit — and they can often be solved with a small adjustment.
Are you looking to regain your confidence in social situations? The Denture and Implant Centre has the answers you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how dentures can help.