Many people may be in need of dentures, but the thought of getting dentures scare them. This is not uncommon as there are many myths about dentures that do not put them in a good light. In truth, dentures can be the solution to your problem. They can give you the beautiful smile that you want, improve your confidence, and allow you to eat just about anything you desire.
One of the most common myths about dentures is that you will never talk or eat the same. The truth is that dentures do take a little time to adapt to, but once you do, you will not notice a difference in your speech or how you eat. However, if you do notice a lisp that doesn’t go away after a few days, you may simply need to have the denture adjusted. A denture that does not fit right will cause a lisp and they may cause difficulty when eating.
Another common myth associated with dentures is that everyone will be able to tell that they are not your real teeth. This is simply not true. If the dentures fit properly, no one will be able to tell the difference. If you notice that your lip protrudes further than normal or that the teeth are just a little too low, all you need to do is make an appointment for an adjustment. They can quickly modify the denture so that they look the way you expect.
You may also believe that once you have dentures, you never have to worry about going back to the dentist again. This is not true. Regular dentist appointments are still important when you have dentures. A dentist will evaluate your oral health, look for any signs of oral cancer, and inspect your dentures. Dentures do not last forever and should be replaced after ten years. Your dentist will also check them to make sure that you have the best fit possible as your mouth can change over time.
If you find that dentures are one of your options for a great smile, do not be scared by everything you may have heard. Dentures may be the right answer for you. If you are in the Chandler, AZ area and have questions about getting dentures or concerns about your current dentures, please give us a call at 480-306-5506.