4 Benefits of Installing Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth

Dentist Blog

Losing a tooth due to infection or injury can be devastating. Once you lose permanent teeth, you should substitute them with effective dental prostheses such as dentures. Many people have to replace their natural teeth with dentures at some point in their lives. 

Though dentures may not be as effective as natural teeth, they come with numerous benefits. To many patients, the benefits of dentures are more than enough. If you have lost one or more teeth, here are four reasons to consider dentures: 

1. They Enhance Appearance and Smile

Naturally, people will first notice your facial features before anything else. Missing teeth cause sagging of your facial muscles, tainting your general appearance. Luckily, dentures can influence the appearance and shape of your face. 

Well-fitting dentures correct the width and height of the muscles, restoring the proportional facial equilibrium. Therefore, dentures can restore the smile that you have been holding back for a long time. In addition, they can have a significant impact on your image, whether partial or complete dentures.

2. They Improve Your Speech

It's hard to articulate sounds clearly when you have missing teeth, especially the incisors and canines. But most people do not realise how teeth help them pronounce some words, and it's no wonder they overlook teeth replacement.

As soon as you start wearing dentures, you will notice an improvement in your speech. Though it might take time to familiarise yourself with the prostheses, you will stop lisping and substituting sounds once you get used to them. Dentures also give you the confidence to address crowds of people without the fear that they will make fun of you. 

3. They Boost Self-confidence

Most people with gaps in their teeth often suffer self-confidence issues. The fact that some people make fun of those with dental anomalies does not make matters any better. Getting dentures gives you back the confidence you might have lost when your teeth were removed.

In addition, you do not have to worry about the dentures coming out. Modern dentures fit inside the mouth perfectly, especially when installed by a specialised dentist. You can only remove them when you want to wash them or before sleep.

4. They Boost Digestion

It is not easy to chew foods when you lack molars. Dentures make it a lot easier to chew foods when you have lost your molars. That means you will enjoy both soft and hard foods as you did before getting the dentures. 

Choose a competent dentist to help you determine whether you are an ideal candidate for dentures. Properly installed dentures are excellent for your image and overall oral health.


13 July 2021

Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Kerry, and this blog is focused on dental fillings. It looks at the history of fillings, options for contemporary fillings, how to protect your fillings, when to replace them and much more. If you have ever had a cavity filled or if you are planning to get a tooth filled, you will find the information in this blog useful. I try to look at fillings from all angles, and I even plan to look at how to avoid fillings through proper dental hygiene and sealants. Thanks for reading, and I hope you find the info intellectually "filling."