Dentures Facts

If you are considering ways of restoring your missing teeth, dentures can be a cost-effective way of doing so. You probably have questions, though. The following dentures facts should get you started, and then you can get in touch with your Birmingham dentist if you would like to learn more.

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

Nothing lasts forever, but modern dentures are very durable. Of course, you need to clean them regularly and be careful not to drop them, but even so, with dentures, the facts are that they can become dingy because of the constant use that they are subjected to, and, your mouth will change as you age. If your dentures become loose due to changes in your mouth, they may need to be re-lined or replaced. Most people find that they need a refit every six years or so.

Will People Know That I Am Wearing Dentures?

Modern dentures look completely realistic. With dentures, the fact is that your grandparents’ probably did not look all that natural, but yours will. No one needs to know that you have dentures, and, in fact, they will probably wonder what you have done to look so much younger – it’s simply that dentures reduce the appearance of wrinkles or “sinking” in your lower face.

Will I Be Able to Eat Normally?

People often think of dentures as being prone to slipping or sliding, but, with modern dentures, they fit very well and most people can eat whatever they want with confidence. In fact, if you have a good set of dentures, you might notice an improvement in your overall health, because you will be able to enjoy a more varied diet.

Will I Be Able to Speak Clearly?

There can be a bit of a learning curve when you are first fitted with dentures. However, within just a couple of days, you will have no difficulty with speech.

Should I Use a Denture Adhesive?

Your dentures will be made to fit perfectly, so you will not likely need an adhesive. However, if it makes you feel more confident, there is certainly no harm in using a dental adhesive.

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Now that you have read these dentures facts, you have much of the information you need to determine whether dentures are a good option for you. To learn more about dentures, or to request an appointment, contact Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham at (205) 967-9100. If you would rather arrange a consultation online, simply use the form on our Contact Us page.