If you have missing teeth and are considering dentures, the facts will help you to make the right decision. So, with that in mind, we have separated the dentures facts from the myths. Armed with the knowledge you need, you can make the decision that is best for you.
Myth: Dentures are forever.
Fact: No. Nothing is forever. Modern dentures are very durable, but if you drop them, they can break. They can also wear down, and may need to be changed over the years as you age. That said, though, you can expect your dentures to last a long time.
Myth: Dentures look unnatural.
Fact: Modern dentures are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Myth: You can say goodbye to the foods you love.
Fact: Your dentures are made just for you, and they will allow you to chew more effectively. This is one example where, when it comes to dentures, the facts will become apparent as soon as you begin to use them – you will be surprised at how easy it is to go back to enjoying the foods you once appreciated.
Myth: You will not be able to speak properly with dentures.
Fact: Modern dentures are built using high-tech imagery, so there is no reason why your tongue, lips, cheeks and palate will not work properly in order to allow you to speak the way you always have.
Myth: You will have to use denture adhesives.
Fact: Modern dentures are precisely fitted, and will not usually require the use of adhesives. If using an adhesive makes you feel more comfortable, though, that is fine.
Myth: You will never have to see your dentist again if you have dentures.
Fact: You probably think that you no longer need dental care if you have dentures, but the facts are that you still have to worry about gum disease, and you may also need to have your dentures re-fitted from time to time. So, you will not be able to say a permanent “Goodbye” to your dentist.
Contact Our Merrick Dental Office to Learn About Dentures
If you think you need dentures, we have the facts for you at Port Washington Dental Care in Merrick, NY. Contact us at 516-376-1725 to book a consultation. Dr. Tassos Katechis will be pleased to talk with you about dentures and other ways of replacing your missing teeth.