If you are considering options to replace missing teeth, dentures are a viable option that offer many benefits. As they are just one option, we encourage you to learn the pros and cons of all types of tooth replacements before making your final choice. At Capps, Bowman, Padgett and Associates, Drs. Capps & Bowman are happy to answer any questions you have about whether dentures are right for you.
Pros of Dentures
Dentures aid in eating, making it much easier to enjoy a meal. They make it easy to speak clearly and improve the way your smile looks when all your teeth are replaced. Dentures can also support the facial muscles, which gives you a more youthful appearance. New research and technology has made it so that dentures are comfortable and look almost exactly like normal teeth compared to dentures from the past. Dentures are also often a more affordable toot replacement option, although they may need to be replaced more often, increasing costs down the road.
Cons of Dentures
Dentures require several visits to the dentist to get them placed and fitted perfectly. It may take time to get used to the way they feel in your mouth, and may initially cause excess saliva and soreness. As with any mouthpiece, it takes time to pronounce some words correctly. Dentures may fall out of place on occasion when you are eating or chewing, which can make for an embarrassing situation when you are in public.
Dentures can also be slightly fragile and must be kept clean and stored at night. As they wear out, you will likely need adjust or replacement pieces. Dentures also do little to preserve the jawbone and stimulate growth.
Which Is Right for You?
It’s impossible to make a quick decision about which way you should handle tooth replacement, and that’s what we are here for. Contact us today and schedule an appointment to discuss your options when it comes to creating the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.
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