Dentures are recommended to patients wanting to replace damaged or missing teeth. Dentures not only restore function and aesthetics but also provide a range of health benefits in relation to oral health and facial structure, amongst other areas.
Protect your oral bone structure
When you lose teeth, the bone mass in your jaw also reduces. The jawbone stimulation provided by a full set of teeth helps maintain mass by reducing the rate at which the bones disintegrate. Getting dental implants helps stimulate the jaw, preventing bone loss.
Support your facial muscles
Dentures can reduce any change in the shape of your face because of missing teeth. Natural teeth support the facial structure, meaning tooth loss can result in changes in your face shape where your muscles begin to sag. The support provided by dental implants is equal to that of your natural teeth, preventing the face from changing shape and helping to keep your facial appearance, preventing you from looking older.
Prevent wear on existing teeth
Missing teeth can put pressure on any remaining teeth you may have. If you still have some natural teeth, dentures can prevent excessive wear and tear on your natural teeth, by evenly distributing chewing forces to all teeth.
Dentures are easy to clean
Dentures can be cleaned with minimal effort, by simply maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine. No additional cleaning steps are needing to be added to your existing routine. Simply use a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner or a non-abrasive toothpaste will keep your dentures clean. This keeps them easily free from plaque and bacteria that could lead to gum disease. Regular check-ups and hygienist appointments are recommended to maintain an overall healthy mouth.
Dentures can reduce further oral health issues
Missing teeth, regardless of how many, can increase your risk for damaging oral health issues such as gum disease. Dentures help restore the function of your natural teeth and reduce your risk for other oral health issues.
No dietary restrictions
Missing teeth often reduces what you can eat. With dentures, you are no longer restricted in what you can eat meaning you can eat all the foods you used to before the tooth loss. Your dentist may advise you to eat certain foods in moderation, however to preserve your dentures.
It’s important to take action to prevent oral health problems. Dentures make it easy to restore your aesthetic and the normal function of your smile so you can feel confident again and live you life as before.
If you think you need new dentures, contact us by calling 0115 941 7052 for an informal chat, or come to see us at any one of our denture clinics in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield for a free denture consultation to assess your options and decide where to go next.