Life without teeth is a serious struggle. Things that were second nature like speaking and eating become difficult without teeth. People may also seem to age rapidly as their faces droop without the presence of teeth. So why do some people wait so long to get dentures? Perhaps they fear the embarrassment that they have seen others suffer when dealing with slipping dentures. Or perhaps they imagine bulky and extraordinarily fake-looking prosthetic teeth. Whatever the cause, the time has come for the record about dentures to be set straight. And what better way to do so than by having your Prosper dentist, Dr. Vimal Patel, answer your most frequently asked questions about dentures.
Why do dentures slip?
Dentures slip when they do not fit into the mouth properly. Dentures are held in place by suction when they fit over the top of the gums. If the fit is imperfect, the suction will not hold, and they will be more prone to slide around in the mouth. However, if you elect to receive dentures from your Prosper dentist, Dr. Patel, he will take each part of your mouth into account to ensure a proper and snug fit.
Are dentures clunky and heavy?
The past several years have seen some great advances in the field of prosthetics. Dentures are no exception. Today’s dentures are much sleeker and lighter than the dentures of the past. The advances in cosmetic dentistry have also yielded more realistic-looking crowns that reflect light in a very similar way to natural teeth.
What if I have some natural teeth remaining?
If you are missing some of your teeth, a partial denture can restore the missing teeth and your smile. Partial dentures can help repair your mouth’s defenses against bacteria. When teeth fall out and gaps develop, bacteria can attack the gums and the sides of teeth more easily. By wearing a partial denture, you can fill in those gaps and protect your mouth.
Schedule a Visit with Your Prosper Dentist
Don’t let missing teeth lower the quality of your life. Schedule an appointment or a consultation to discuss dentures with your Prosper dentist, Dr. Patel, today by contacting our 75078 dentist office. For more information, email us at [email protected]. We serve patients from Prosper and the surrounding communities.