Dentures can allow a person to live their life as they would have before losing teeth. They are a great option for anyone with missing teeth. There are several types of dentures, all designed to replace missing natural teeth and eliminate potential issues caused by gaps. There are numerous misconceptions around dentures however which often prevent individuals who need them from getting them. Understanding the truth behind some of the most common misconceptions will help you make a more informed decision about your oral health and how dentures can be a good option for you.
Misconception 1: Dentures don’t look real
Dentures from professional Denture Clinics are created to a high level and replicate natural teeth in all areas, including aesthetics. At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we make all our dentures at a state of the art dental laboratory based in Mapperley.
Dentures are created to synthetically match the exact shade of the wearer’s gums and teeth and measurements of your mouth are used to ensure the dentures match the size of your mouth and the height and shape of your natural teeth. This creates a natural-looking denture, indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Misconception 2: Dentures are hard to maintain
Dentures require very similar maintenance to natural teeth. Different types of dentures require different levels of maintenance, however, the general rule for cleaning is to brush, soak and brush again and it’s recommended that this is always done over a bowl/sink of water or over a folded towel – just in case you happen to drop them.
Just like your natural teeth, bacteria can build up on your dentures which can lead to oral disease and infections. Maintaining good oral health and regularly cleaning your dentures can prevent this from happening.
Misconception 3: Dentures move around in the mouth
Quality dentures from professional Denture Clinics will not move around in the mouth when eating or talking. Their close fit along the gum line creates a natural suction that prevents them from moving around in the mouth.
While many modern dentures do not require an adhesive, you may feel more comfortable with an additional method of securing dentures to your mouth. If you’re considering using an adhesive with your dentures, speak to our team who will be happy to provide advice and recommendations.
Misconception 4: Dentures affect your eating ability
Learning how to eat with dentures can take some getting used to, but making small changes to your eating habits will make this process easier. When dentures are first fitted biting or chewing can result in dentures slipping out of position and certain types of food can get stuck under the dentures causing discomfort. Simple changes can be made when eating initially to make the process of eating with dentures easier and to increase your confidence when eating with dentures.
Misconception 5: Dentures affect your ability to talk
It can be hard to get used to speaking with dentures when they are first fitted. However, with practice, this difficulty goes away. Some sounds may be difficult to pronounce initially while getting used to wearing the dentures and the dentures shifting in the mouth may cause a clicking sound however these issues both go away shortly after first getting the dentures.
At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we pride ourselves on achieving optimum results for patients with regards to denture cosmetics, comfort, fit and function. You can book a dental check-up with our Clinical Dental Technician here for a time that suits you.
If you’re having problems with your existing dentures or starting to experience tooth loss, book a free consultation with us for an oral examination and to discuss your options.