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Four Facts You Need to Know Before Getting Dentures

Posted by Julie Berger on February 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EST

Four Facts You Need to Know Before Getting Dentures | Samuels Dental ArtsGetting dentures is a big decision. But if you have been living with multiple missing or damaged teeth then you know how difficult and painful that can be. Missing teeth usually cause a lack of function which means that you may not be able to eat the foods you want. And, it can also cause you to feel bad about the way you look. Dentures can help restore function and provide you with a smile that you are proud to show off. There are a few facts you need to know about dentures before you decide that they are the right choice for you.   

The dentist you choose will impact your experience

The dentist you choose to help you with dentures will have a big impact on your overall experience. Designing and fitting dentures is a process that requires a high level of skill, training, and experience. If you choose a dentist who has that high level of skill, training, and experience you will end up with the best possible results. A prosthodontist is a type of dentist who specializes in the appearance and function of teeth. This means that when you choose a prosthodontist you are choosing a dentist who has received additional training in the process of designing and fitting dentures. This extra training has the potential to make a big difference in your overall experience.

Well-fitting dentures can comfortably restore function

Well-fitting dentures restore function and allow you to get on with your life. It is important to get dentures that look good but they also need to function properly to provide you with optimal results. As you explore the option of getting dentures remember that fit is an extremely important element to get right and choose your dentist accordingly.

Improved technology has led to more natural looking dentures

In the past, it was often painfully obvious when someone had dentures. The shape and design of dentures from the past simply did not look natural. Improved technology has led to more natural looking dentures. A well-designed set of dentures can look natural and allow you to interact with others without wondering if they can tell that you have dentures.

Dentures are not the only tooth replacement option

The last fact to know about dentures is that they are not the only tooth replacement choice. Dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option in a number of situations. However, others such as dental bridges and implants work better in some scenarios. You should work with your dentist to determine which tooth replacement option will best serve your needs.

Before you get dentures, take some time to research your options. The method and dentist you choose for tooth replacement will significantly impact your experience going forward.

Julie C Berger, DDS, MA, FACP is a local Gettysburg dentist and a board certified prosthodontist specialist. She is a former full time instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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