Why Dentures Still Make Sense Today

With all of the new cosmetic dentistry options on the market today, you might think that dentures are out-dated. After all, dentures have been around for nearly 2000 years. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Modern dentures are affordable, comfortable and much less invasive than options like dental implants. In fact, dentures offer a vast number of benefits.

Benefits of opting for dentures

1. Give your smile a natural look. Today's dentures are made of medical-grade porcelain that gives your "false teeth" a natural look. Dentures also help to fill in your jaw and cheeks that can get a sunken look from missing teeth.

2. Make talking and eating easier. Simple things like talking and eating can be difficult when you're missing a number of teeth. By replacing these lost teeth, dentures can make enunciating and chewing much easier.

3. Offer a more affordable cosmetic dentistry option. Dentures are one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options, especially when compared to dental implants that can run as much as $3,000 to $4,500 per tooth.

4. Can improve your self confidence. Having missing teeth, especially front teeth, can be embarrassing and can affect your self confidence. Dentures can give you back your pride in your appearance.

5. Are durable. When they are well-maintained, dentures can last for years and years to come. Proper denture care includes cleaning them twice daily with a brush and toothpaste designed especially for dentures, soaking them in warm (not hot) water and cleaning them once a week with an effervescent tablet to remove any bacteria.

6. Are easy to adjust. It's easy for your dentist to make minor adjustments so that your dentures fit perfectly and give you the best-looking smile possible. Although dentures of the past had a reputation for being uncomfortable, today's dentures fit snugly and painlessly.

7. Can be made and fitted with just a couple of appointments. Unlike getting dental implants, which can be a long, arduous process, dentures take just a few dental appointments. You'll meet with the dentist first to examine and make a mold of your jaw and mouth, return to have the dentures fitted and, perhaps, return a second time to make any adjustments necessary to make sure that your dentures are comfortable and stay in place properly when you talk and eat.

While dentures may not be the right choice for every patient looking to replace missing teeth, this option is affordable, natural-looking and long-lasting. Talk to your dentist or a denturist, such as those at Esquimalt Denture Clinic Ltd., to discuss your denture options today.