When you are missing teeth, it is customary to hide your smile because it is one of the first things people notice about your appearance. A beautiful smile makes you look and feel attractive and more successful.
Dentures are a cost-effective way to cosmetically restore your smile and improve your quality of life if you are missing one or more natural teeth.
According to a Chinese study of denture use and mortality in the elderly, wearing dentures can reduce your risk of death by almost 20%. Discover the top reasons why dentures can extend and improve your life.
Boosts Your Self-Confidence
Tooth loss not only affects your oral health, but your self-confidence can take a big hit too! People with missing teeth are more likely to be homebound and suffer from depression, which can shorten your life.
Whether you need a partial denture, an entire arch of removable dentures, or considering implant-supported dentures, schedule an appointment with Dr. Owens to discuss your replacement teeth options.
Makes You Look Younger
Missing or damaged teeth can make you appear older. If you don’t fill the gap, you are susceptible to tooth decay, shifting teeth, and possibly more tooth loss. Full or partial dentures can rehabilitate your smile, but you may want to consider dental implants to prevent jawbone resorption. This innovative and permanent tooth replacement option can replace a single tooth, a full arch, or even secure complete dentures in place.
Allows You to Speak Properly
People with missing teeth tend to lisp. Wearing dentures can restore your speech, so you are no longer embarrassed to talk or laugh in social or professional settings. Depending on the type of denture, it may take you a while to become accustomed to wearing dentures, but Dr. Owens will ensure your dentures fit perfectly so you can speak with confidence.
You Can Enjoy a Varied Diet
If you have several missing teeth, you are less likely to get all the nutrients you need for healthy living. Dentures enable you to enjoy your favorite foods again. However, you should still avoid sticky or hard foods to avoid chipping or cracking your dentures. If this occurs, your dentist may be able to make some denture repairs if the damage is minor and caught quickly.
You Have Better Bite Force
If you have gaps in your smile, you will be unable to chew your food properly, and you may be limited to a soft food diet. Researchers in this study determined that a stronger bite force increased the survival rate of elderly patients due to a healthier diet.
Wearing dentures improves your biting and chewing ability. To improve your dental health, even more, talk to your dentist about implant-supported dentures, which make chewing feel even more natural. They also stimulate your jawbone when you chew for healthier gums.
Protection of Remaining Natural Teeth
If you are only missing one or a few teeth, a partial denture can help protect your remaining natural teeth. Gaps in your smile encourage your remaining teeth to shift, adversely affecting your bite alignment. This also makes your teeth more susceptible to decay because they may be more challenging to brush and floss. Even if you have full dentures, it is essential to schedule regular dental checkups to ensure good oral health.
Contact Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
If you are seeking a solution to rehabilitate your smile, contact our practice today for an appointment. We offer partial and complete dentures as well as dental implants and dental bridges to restore your smile, dental health, and confidence.