Busting the top seven myths surrounding dentures
The team at College Dental Surgeries would like to clear up some of the most common myths surrounding dentures, ensuring that you have accurate information to make an informed decision as to whether dentures are for you.
Myth1 – It is difficult to eat when wearing dentures
With a new, well-fitting set of dentures you should be able to eat your full diet. It may take a few days to get used to the fit of them but after this no food should be off limits.
Myth 2 – I have to choose dentures or dental implants
Dentures and dental implants are often represented as alternative tooth replacement strategies, but the truth is that if you get dental implants you will likely have a denture placed on top of them. These dentures may be removable or permanently fixed in place.
Myth 3 – Dentures last forever
Dentures can be expected to last around 6-7 years before they will need to be replaced.
Myth 4 – Dentures only stay in if you glue them in
Properly fitting dentures don’t need adhesive to stay in place, though it may still be recommended to help create a seal under the dentures to prevent food and drink from getting between the dentures and the gums.
Myth 5 – Everyone will know I am wearing dentures
Dentures look very natural and will closely match your natural teeth so no-one will be able to tell that you are wearing them. If you notice clicking, slipping, unpleasant odours or staining you will need to attend for an appointment with the dentist so that they can assess the fit of your dentures.
Myth 6 – Dentures are all the same, so cheapest is best
As with so many things, when it comes to dentures you get what you pay for. Cheap dentures tend to look cheap, fit poorly, and function badly. You will likely have a much worse denture experience if you buy cheap dentures.
Myth 7 – You do not have to visit your dentist after getting dentures
This denture myth is one of the more common myths and it is absolutely not true! For one, your mouth is made up of more than just your teeth. When you attend for a dental exam, your dentist is checking your gums, tongue, and the side of your mouth as well as your teeth. They will also check that your dentures fit properly.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from tooth loss, then you may be a perfect candidate for dentures. Do not let another day go by feeling like you cannot be the confident person you are meant to be because of your smile. Dentures are a long-term investment that adds so much to the quality of your life, and you owe it to yourself! Let College Dental Surgeries be your denture specialist and we promise you will leave with a smile on your face!