Dentures can transform your life in a number of ways. If you have been living with missing teeth then you know all of the ways that causes you to adjust your life. Dentures can give you back the freedom that you had to give up because of your dental issues. When you get a pair of well-fitting and good looking dentures they will allow you to smile again, enjoy foods you’ve been missing, give you confidence in your interactions with others, and eliminate the pain you experience with your current teeth.
Allow you to smile once again
Knowing that you have teeth that are damaged or missing can keep you from smiling around others. Constantly being concerned about what people may think about your teeth can keep you from enjoying activities and spending time with others. Dentures can transform your life by allowing you to smile once again. With a properly fitting and well-designed set of dentures you will be able to smile confidently.
Allow you to eat the foods you’ve been missing
Living with damaged or missing teeth often means that you are living without some of your favorite foods. There are a number of foods that you simply cannot eat when you are missing some or all of your teeth. Dentures can allow you to eat the foods you’ve been missing once again. A well-fitting set of dentures will make it possible for you to eat almost anything you desire.
Give you confidence in your interactions with others
Missing and damaged teeth can make interactions with others difficult. You may feel self-conscious around others when you try to eat or talk in your current condition. Dentures can give you confidence in your interactions with others by allowing you to do these tasks unhindered. The freedom to interact with others without being concerned about your teeth can be truly transforming.
Eliminate the pain you experience with your current teeth
If you are at the point of considering dentures you probably have some current oral pain. People experience tooth loss for a number of reasons but it is almost always painful to some degree. If you have damaged teeth or gum disease then you are living with pain every day. Dentures can transform your life by eliminating the pain you experience with your current teeth. If you and your prosthodontist decide that full dentures are the best option in your situation part of the prep for them will be to extract any teeth or parts of teeth that remain. Your prosthodontist will also make sure that your gums are free from serious issues before moving forward with your dentures. Living without daily oral pain will make a big difference in your ability to live and enjoy your life.
Many people with dental issues have experienced the transformative power of getting dentures. If you are ready to smile, eat your favorite foods, interact with other confidently, and live without pain then it is time to consider dentures.
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.