Many people have misconceptions about dentures, but they have actually come a long way in the past few years. With newer technology, your dentist is able to customize your dentures to fit more comfortably, have more stability, and look more natural. There are several types of dentures to fit your needs whether you are missing all your teeth or just a few. Dr. Ruggless and his team at Ruggless Dental offers their Springfield, IL patients full, partial, and implanted dentures so they can eat, speak, and smile comfortably.
What to Expect When Receiving Dentures
They are comfortable – One of the most common misgivings people have when they think of getting dentures is that they will be uncomfortable and painful, but if your dentures aren’t comfortable, they need to be adjusted. All types of dentures are now customized to fit your gums and mouth so they won’t cause pain or soreness.
They are secure – Another common misconception about dentures is that they are loose or fall out easily. If your dentures are not secure, then they need to be refitted. Customized dentures are designed to suction to your mouth without the need for bonding products which can actually cause infections to your gums if used too often.
They are attractive – Dentures are no longer too white with bright pink gums. Now they are actually designed to look and feel like real teeth. Your dentist will design your dentures so they fit the size and shape of your mouth so they won’t look awkward. Most people won’t even be able to tell that you are wearing them.
They work like real teeth – With customized dentures you won’t have to avoid certain foods anymore. Because they fit more securely, you can eat an apple, corn on the cob, or chewy candies again without worrying that your dentures will come out. You also won’t have to worry about the clacking when you speak that accompanied older denture designs.
See the Difference Dentures Can Make
For those missing a few or all of their teeth, dentures can help give you back the function of your missing teeth as well as a beautiful smile. If you would like to know more about the benefits of dentures, please contact our office today for more information.