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Debunking 4 Myths About Dentures

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Debunking 4 Myths About DenturesMany people who lose a couple of teeth think about getting dentures. However, the incorrect beliefs about dentures often stop them in their tracks. Dentures have also become the subject of several jokes regarding senior citizens.

The truth is that dentures can improve your oral health and restore your self-confidence. Here is our effort to debunk 4 common myths about dentures:

Dentures Look Fake

Dentures are designed to look similar to natural teeth. While they may not exactly mirror original teeth, it is usually not easy for people to spot that you are wearing dentures. They are available in different sizes, shapes and colors, so you can pick the ones that match your previous teeth the most.

Only Elderly Wear Dentures

People can lose their teeth for reasons other than age. Diseases like anorexia, bulimia, and diabetes can often cause tooth loss. Several young people wear dentures, but you may just not realize it as they are designed to look similar to natural teeth.

Dentures Need Adhesives to Fit Properly

Dentures are tailored to fit inside your mouth, and do not require any adhesives. Dental adhesives can be used to keep your dentures in place during emergencies as you wait to see your dentist, but prolonged use may cause infections or bone loss in your jaws.

You Cannot Chew With Dentures

This is one of the most common misconceptions regarding dentures. It is quite easy to chew while wearing dentures. When your dentures fit comfortably into your mouth, you can enjoy eating the same foods you used to eat with your previous, natural teeth.

Dentures are an effective replacement for your original teeth and restore your ability to eat properly. If you need a tooth extraction, or have some missing tooth, schedule an appointment with us at Tieken Smiles Dentistry by calling us at Tieken Smiles Dentistry today.
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