Many people feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of needing dentures. The loss of your natural teeth can have devastating effects, physically and emotionally. You may be pleased to learn that replacing your teeth with dentures can be a rewarding experience. Here are three surprising benefits of wearing dentures.
Dentures Can Help You Look and Feel Younger
You will be happy to learn that today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than ever before. Besides dramatically improving your smile, dentures can help you maintain your youthful appearance. When you have missing teeth, your cheeks can begin to sink inward and become hollow. The loss of facial support can drastically increase the number of lines and wrinkles that appear on your face. Missing front teeth can cause lines to form on your lips. Replacing your teeth with dentures can keep your face looking smoother with fewer lines. Wearing dentures to create a healthy looking smile can subtract years from your appearance.
Dentures Cam Improve Your Nutritional Health
When you have missing or painful teeth, your food choices become restricted. When your food choices are restricted to soft, easily chewed foods, you may make less than ideal food choices. When you start wearing dentures, you will be able to return to all of your favorite foods. While you may start with easily chewed menu selections, within a few weeks, you will hardly notice your dentures at all and can go back to selecting harder to chew foods, raw fruits and vegetables. When your diet improves, you reduce your risk of diet-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
You Could Get Dentures Immediately after Extraction.
The process of getting dentures used to take weeks or months. With the advancements in technology, you could get immediate dentures on the very day your natural front teeth are extracted. This is a definite advantage to those who do not want to be seen publicly without their teeth. Ideally, the back teeth are removed, and the area is allowed to heal. The immediate denture is created for the front teeth before front tooth extraction. After the front teeth are removed, the immediate denture is placed like a bandage. After the area is adequately healed, a new, custom fit denture is created. It is possible to get immediate dentures in one visit for those who have no other alternatives.
It was not that long ago that dentures were typically a one-style-suits-most option. Today, you have several types of dentures to choose from, including flexible dentures with clear acrylic at the gum line to easily blend with your natural tissues, to dentures that are permanently secured to your jaw. There are several benefits to improving your smile. There are surprising benefits to restoring your smile with dentures.