Have you ever wished you could just have all of your teeth pulled in favor of getting dentures?
Sacrificing your natural teeth for dentures isn’t exactly the easy way out when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy.
Dentures Require Daily Care
Having no teeth to floss doesn’t let you off the hook when it comes to oral hygiene. Your denture requires daily cleaning, soaking, and you’ll still have to rinse off your gums. You might even find the routine a bit more tedious than just brushing your natural teeth.
Dentures Can Cause Problems, Too
It’s not natural to have an acrylic appliance pressing on your gums for hours at a time. Dentures can cause irritation and swelling in oral tissues and can even trap pathogens that cause infections, especially if they don’t fit well.
It’s Harder to Eat with Dentures
Dentures cannot compare with natural teeth when it comes to eating. Your bite strength will be reduced by and you’ll have to say “no” to certain foods until you get a lot more practice.
Dentures Can Change Your Appearance
For some time after getting dentures they’ll help support the height of your smile. But as the years go by, the weight of a prosthesis will cause your jaw to shrink (resorb.) This results in a short, sunken chin and loose skin. The smile shrinking process doesn’t happen nearly as much when there are natural tooth roots supporting the jaw.
Dentures serve an important purpose as teeth replacements for those who ultimately have to part with their teeth. But this doesn’t make them the preferable alternative to natural teeth.
Ask your dentist whether getting dentures is right for you.
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