The idea of wearing a denture can be scary and shameful for some people. As much as possible, you don’t want others to know that you’ll soon be getting “false” teeth.
How do you hide the fact that you’re wearing a denture?
It’s easier than ever. Here are a few tips to put your mind at ease.
Your Denture Will Look Natural
Dentures are designed to perfectly contour to the shape of your mouth so that they stay in place with suction. You can also choose the color of the gums and the shape and color of the teeth on your denture. It won’t look like a stock photo set of perfect teeth; your dentist will help you design a denture that looks natural.
Practice Makes Perfect!
Plan to spend a lot of time at home in the first weeks after getting a denture. You’ll need to practice quite a bit until you feel confident laughing, sneezing, eating, and talking with a “plate.” The more you practice at home, the sooner you’ll be able to go out with friends and enjoy their company without worrying about whether or not they’ll notice your new prosthesis.
Implants Can Help
For the most secure fit possible, consider getting implants to lock your denture in place. Implant-retained dentures won’t slip and slide no matter what you do. They’re also the best way to reinforce the bone in your jaw and prevent it from shrinking, maintaining a natural-looking smile for years.
Implant stabilized dentures aren’t for everyone, so make sure to discuss the idea in full with your dentist.
How else can you get a comfortable and natural-looking denture? Contact your dentist to find out.
Posted on behalf of:
Montevallo Family Dentistry
711 Wadsworth St
Montevallo, AL 35115
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