Though dentures are widely used to replace missing teeth, there are a number of myths surrounding them. Some of these myths promote dentures, while others focus on some potential downfalls of such. Whichever the case, it’s time to lay these denture myths to rest.
A Brief Explanation
Before we find the truth about dentures, let us take a moment to briefly explain them. Whether you’ve lost your teeth due to decay or physical trauma, dentures can successfully replace missing teeth. At Cyprus Family Dental, Dr. Cantwell offers implant-supported dentures as well as traditional. Implant-supported dentures are anchored down with dental implants, which will prevent further bone loss.
Alternatively, traditional dentures use a plastic base that sits atop your gums, complete with bright replacement teeth. Many of the myths to follow are regard traditional dentures. Let’s take a look.
Common Myths Surrounding Dentures
As mentioned, the myths listed below both support and oppose dentures, but overall, dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. Each myth in bold is followed by a fact. See below:
Once you receive dentures, dental problems are gone: Without supporting bone, the tissue under your dentures can change shape. You will also need to adapt to your new dentures.
Receiving dentures is painful: In more recent years, dental treatment has improved, and receiving dentures causes less pain than many patients expect.
Dentures limit the foods you can eat: You may have to adapt to your new dentures, but you can still eat many foods, even apples.
With dentures, you don’t need to visit the dentist: Patients with dentures should visit the Dr. Cantwell for adjustments and checkups, as dentures can be harder to clean thoroughly.
Dentures fall out constantly when talking or chewing: With quality dentures that fit well, you can be sure they’ll sit securely in your mouth, whereas cheap dentures may indeed fall out.
Receiving Dentures at Cyprus Family Dental
As you can see, there are many myths surrounding dentures. Though some of these myths touch upon their downfalls, dentures are a great solution to missing teeth. At Cyprus Family Dental in Magna, we’ll make sure your dentures are a perfect fit.
If you’re interested in receiving dentures in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area, contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Cantwell or give us a call at 801.250.0203