Archaeologists have found evidence that some form of dentures have been around since the Ancient Roman times. Being something that has been around for thousands of years means being something that has a lot of misconceptions surrounding it. There are many myths about dentures that may not apply to the modern forms of dental prosthetics. Your dental team at 7 Day Dental in Fort Worth, Texas is here to help bust some of these myths and misconceptions about dentures.
They’re Only For Senior Citizens
Busted! Dentures are appropriate for anyone who has faced extensive tooth loss. Because of the wear and tear that aging can have on a smile, it may be more likely for someone older to need dentures. However, tooth loss can affect anyone of any age. Unfortunately, gum disease, tooth decay, traumatic accidents, or other situations can all take the toll of anyone’s smile. When tooth loss occurs, it is important to replace the teeth for your oral health’s sake. Even if just one tooth is lost, it can negatively affect your smile’s long term health and appearance.
They Won’t Look Natural
Busted! Dentures can be customized to match your smile’s needs. Full or partial dentures may be appropriate depending on your level of tooth loss. With color-matched porcelain and proper sizing, dentures can have a very natural looking appearance. Modern dentures often look seamless inside a smile.
They Can’t Chew Properly
Busted! Dentures are designed to replace your teeth so that you can bite and chew. If for any reason, you encounter difficulty speaking, chewing or biting with your dentures – it is important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible. Dentures should fit snugly so that your daily life is improved by your replacement teeth and not hindered.
Dentures can be a great way to restore your smile
We can help you better understand dentures and other restorative dentistry options. To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.