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Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Dentures!

February 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:40 pm
“Myths vs. Facts” written on notebook paper

If you are thinking about getting dentures, it would be wise to research the treatment process ahead of you. You should know what to expect during your tooth replacement journey! Still, you might come across some misinformation in your quest to gather information. This blog post aims to clear things up. Here are some common myths about dentures and the truth behind them:

Dentures Make You Look Old

Large gaps in your smile can make you look older than you really are, and so can badly damaged teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, can restore some of your youthful beauty. A well-made, well-fitting prosthetic may resemble natural teeth so closely that onlookers might have no idea that they are not seeing the same teeth that you had since you were a teenager.

It Does Not Matter if You Get Cheap Dentures

High-quality dentures can cost a few thousand dollars. Granted, that is a significant amount of money, and if you are on a tight budget, you might be tempted to choose the lowest-priced prosthetic you can find. However, caution is in order. Very often, patients end up being dissatisfied with their “bargain” dentures. They eventually end up purchasing a higher-quality prosthetic and ultimately spend more than if they had chosen a high-quality option from the beginning.

You Will Not Need to Visit the Dentist After You Get Dentures

Even if you no longer have any of your natural teeth, you will still need to see your dentist regularly. They will monitor your gum health and help you cope with any sores, infections, or other issues that might come up. Plus, regular dental visits are necessary to ensure that your denture continues to fit well for as long as possible.

Dentures Are Difficult to Eat With

When you first get dentures, you can expect to go through a bit of an adjustment period. You may need to eat primarily soft, no-chew foods for a while. Once you adapt to your prosthetic, though, you will be able to easily eat almost anything. As long as you use proper eating techniques, you can expect to be able to consume even relatively tough foods, such as steak, apples, and more.

Dentures Are Only for Old People

Tooth loss is more common among older individuals, which means that they are the demographic that usually gets dentures. However, there are many reasons why a person might lose their teeth earlier in life. Dentures are a valid way to rebuild young smiles.

Dentures are at the center of a lot of misconceptions! Make sure you are well-informed before you decide how to address tooth loss.

Meet the Practice

Dr. Erin Page is an experienced, highly accomplished dentist who is proud to offer multiple tooth replacement options, including partial dentures, full dentures, and implant dentures. If you are curious about what to expect while you are rebuilding your smile, she and our team would be pleased to speak with you. Contact Capital Smiles at 518-374-0317.

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