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Myths and Fact About Dentures

denturesMyth – Dentures can last forever

The reality is that though the material dentures are made from his durable, it is not meant to last forever. Dentures can easily break if dropped on a hard surface, and the fit changes over time so that they need to be replaced regularly. Even with scrupulous care the appearance and fit of your dentures can change over time as a result of your diet and an age. There are a number of factors that can influence the way your dentures fit.

When teeth have been extracted the bones of the jaw can wear away over time, causing the guns to shrink. If dentures are allowed to dry out, or they are placed in hot or boiling water, they may work and will no longer fit. The dentures may require relining to minimize the gap. Small-diameter implants can support the denture helping it to fit better for longer, and can also protect the phone.

Myth – Having dentures means you can skip dentist visits

Teeth are only one part of the mouth and even people without teeth can still have problems in the mouth. Even though you have dentures, it is still important to go to the dentist twice a year. At these visits the dentist will look for signs of oral cancer or other conditions such as diabetes that can lead to symptoms in the mouth.  As time goes by your jaws interface will change which changes the way that your dentures will fit. Your dentist may make adjustments to help them fit better. Changes in the fit of your dentures can cause irritation, sores, and even infection. Certain medications, including blood pressure medications and those for chest pain, can have side effects that can change the way your dentures fit. Odors, stains, and tartar buildup will be removed during the visit. Your dentist should also review your medical history as well as any medications.

Myth – Dentures look unnatural

In the past dentures would slip, click, and wear down, causing them to look unnatural. But modern dentistry has developed dentures that can look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. They can also help to fill in your face and support facial muscles which can minimize wrinkles and fine lines, making you look and feel younger.  There is no reason to be embarrassed by wearing dentures.

If you live in San Diego and need clarification regarding denture treatment, Call (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation with Dr. .
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