For most patients, dental implants are the best way to deal with missing or damaged teeth. However, they’re not always right for everyone, for a couple of reasons. First, in very rare cases, a medical condition could make implant surgery problematic. More often, though, the issue is the expense. Implants can be quite costly, and they’re not always covered by insurance companies.
When implants are impractical for whatever reason, dentures can be the next best alternative. The benefits of dentures are many, the most important one being that you can get a brand new set of teeth that look natural and are comfortable when properly adjusted. If you’ve been suffering the embarrassment of missing teeth, a set of well-made dentures can help to restore your confidence.
Of course if you are having extractions preparatory to creating a set of dentures, there will be a period of adjustment while your gums shrink, but during that time, a dentist can provide you with a set of temporary dentures so you can smile to your heart’s content without fear of embarrassment. Also, this gives you a period during which you can ease in to having dentures in your mouth. Once your permanent dentures are made and fitted, they may need to be adjusted a couple of times. Ultimately, though, you’ll find that your dentures will feel almost as good as your natural teeth, and that you’ll be able to eat pretty much whatever you want, since properly fitted dentures won’t slip or slide.
Modern dentures are nothing like those of years gone by. They’re custom-created to suit your mouth perfectly. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums, and may even take x-rays too, in order to ensure that the measurements sent to the lab are completely accurate. This is so that you can get the most comfortable fit possible, and the most realistic feel.
With the advances in modern dentistry, the benefits of dentures now far outweigh the disadvantages. They’re considerably more comfortable, highly unlikely to slip, and they also look remarkably natural. You can even have your dentures tinted to match the original shade of your teeth. Or, if you were never totally happy with your smile, you can go a bit whiter if you like. Usually it’s not advisable to go too much whiter, though – brilliant white looks good on camera, but can appear unnatural in real life. Contact our office today at (678) 624-0370 to learn more about the benefits of dentures.