Dentures certainly have a stigma attached to them. They seem to indicate diminished beauty, health, and age. Some people are afraid to have their teeth extracted to get a denture. Others worry that their denture will look fake or be uncomfortable.
What are dentures really like?
No One Has to Know
Dentures are made to look far more realistic than ever before. They don’t come in a uniform style. If you get dentures, they can even be made to resemble your original teeth, imperfections and all. Tooth alignment, color, gum color and contour – all of that can be made to reflect your original (or ideal) smile.
Bring in photos of the smile you want and your dentist will design the denture based on that.
A denture today will fit far better than you remember your parents’ dentures fitting. Dentures are made to closely fit the gums using the lightest material possible, like acrylic. Some dentures even rest on implants for a more stable bite.
Modern denture technology means you’re less likely to have your teeth fall out at inopportune moments!
Getting a Denture Doesn’t Have to Hurt
It’s all about preparation. If you carefully follow instructions for preparing for extractions and healing, things should go smoothly. Dental sedation may even be a practical aid to getting you through any needed surgeries or extractions.
Your dentist will help you to be mentally and emotionally prepared for the transition to false teeth. Don’t be shy about asking any questions or voicing any concerns.
You may yet have other options for replacing lost teeth. Schedule a visit with your dentist to find out which restorative option is right for you.
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Smiles by Seese
610 Jetton St #250
Davidson, NC 28036
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