More than 30 million Americans wear dentures because they have no teeth, but dentures remain poorly understood. If you are considering getting dentures—or getting new dentures—it’s important to separate the myths from the facts when it comes to dentures.
You should still see your dentist regularly after you get dentures. If nothing else, you will need to have the fit of your dentures checked. Overall, too, dentures are slightly more trouble to care for than your natural teeth. You will have to clean them thoroughly and you will also have to clean your mouth as well.
The quality of your dentures will make a big difference in your denture experience. And the quality of your dentures depends on the quality of your denture dentist, so it’s important to choose the right denture dentist to design and fit your dentures.
If you believe that all dentures on the same, you might think this, but this is actually a mark of poorly fitted or economy dentures. Properly fitting dentures will stay in place when you talk and can actually help you chew well.
Some experts recommend denture adhesive to seal around even properly-fitting dentures. However, for well-fitting dentures, denture adhesive is not required to hold your dentures in place.
Some people may think they want to skip dentures and live without teeth, but this leads to a poor quality of life. Although there are some foods you can eat without dentures, people without dentures are at an increased risk for malnutrition and digestive problems.
Dental implants can help secure your dentures, but they’re not necessary to get properly functioning dentures. Recent studies have shown that people with proper fitting dentures are capable of eating just fine to get all the nutrition they need, without dental implants.
Some people with dentures do smell bad. They can have very bad breath. But like bad breath in people who have teeth, this is usually due to poor care. If you clean your dentures properly, they won’t smell at all.
Sometimes dentures can make people look old, but this is usually because dentures are poorly designed or are made using an old approach to dentures. FOY Dentures® are designed to give you a more youthful appearance by giving your smile the proper height and putting your teeth in a natural position.
To learn more about the benefits of The Denture Fountain of Youth®, please call Dental Excellence of Blue Bell in Philadelphia at 610-272-0828.
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