Myths and Facts about Dentures

Myths and Facts about Dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular ways to replace all of the teeth in the mouth. Many people who are missing their teeth have chosen to use dentures to replace them. But while this restoration is popular, there continues to be myths surrounding it. We help you separate fact from fiction so that you can make better choices for your smile.

1. Myth: You will need to use denture adhesive.

Properly made dentures should fit your mouth precisely, eliminating the need for denture adhesive. Adhesives can be helpful if your mouth has changed shape over time until you can get your denture relined. They should not be used long-term, since they can mask infections and cause other problems.

2. Myth: They last forever.

A denture is made to last, but it can be damaged just like any other dental restoration. A drop or fall can lead to a fracture, while day-to-day wear and tear can cause them to lose their look and strength. Proper cleaning and use can prolong their lifespan, but most of the time, a denture will need to be replaced every five to seven years.

3. Myth: You will not be able to eat or speak naturally.

Although you will likely have a period of transition, most people adjust to their new smiles quickly. They are able to continue to eat the foods they enjoy and speak clearly. An implant-supported denture offers even greater stability and restores bite forces by nearly one hundred percent.

Call our offices today to find out more or to schedule your next appointment.