The Long-Term Benefits of Wearing Dentures
With the many tooth replacement options available in modern dentistry, there is no reason for anyone to suffer the oral and dental health consequence of missing teeth. Dentures remain among the best and most widely used options for replacing missing teeth, and for good reason. While not the right solution for everyone, dentures should always be given serious consideration.
At Hayes Denture Clinic, a complete and partial denture service provider in Spruce Grove, we have seen our patients benefit from dentures in the four following ways:
Improved Facial Aesthetics
One of the biggest benefits of dentures is, of course, cosmetic. Dentures replace missing teeth, giving you a full, complete smile that you can be proud to show off. While a slight stigma still exists around the idea of "false teeth," today's dentures are indistinguishable in look and feel from natural teeth.
Dentures also help give the mouth a more natural appearance because they provide the same support that natural teeth would provide to your cheek and lips. Without support, your cheeks may begin to sink in and your facial muscles may begin to sag over time. Replacing missing teeth early on will help prevent this.
Improved Chewing and Biting Ability
Biting and chewing can become unnecessarily difficult with missing teeth, or with teeth that are overly sensitive because of missing enamel. Replacing missing or damaged teeth with dentures can help you regain and improve your chewing and biting ability. Eating with dentures does take a bit of getting used to, but, after the initial adjustment period, you'll be able to eat all of your favorite foods again.
Having a full set of teeth is a crucial component of being able to pronounce words correctly. Your front teeth are especially important for the correct pronunciation of "F" and "V" sounds. When missing teeth are replaced with dentures, the dentures function exactly as natural teeth do in the pronunciation of words and sounds. Dentures can help ensure that you are understood when you talk.
Protection of Remaining Natural Teeth
When you lose one or more of your natural teeth, your other teeth need to take on more of the work of chewing and of supporting your facial structures. This causes significant wear and tear on your remaining teeth. It can lead to a host of oral health problems, and potentially more missing teeth. Dentures help take the stress off your natural teeth, keeping them stronger and healthier.
Denture Services in Spruce Grove
Are you thinking about wearing dentures in order to replace missing or damaged teeth? The denturists at Spruce Grove's Hayes Denture Clinic would be more than happy to help you find out whether you are a good candidate for complete or partial dentures.
Contact Hayes Denture Clinic today if you require dentures or denture services, or if you simply have a few questions for us. We'll be happy to help you out and give you all of the information you need in order to decide if dentures are right for you.