Dentures are what is used to replace the teeth in your mouth that have decayed, gotten damaged or just fallen out. When we don’t take care of our teeth this is usually the end result. When working with Alabama dentures people have a lot of unanswered questions or misconceptions as to the process, care and look they will receive when getting dentures.
Misconception #1 Dentures will replace our teeth and last forever!
This is a myth. Denture are just like any other consumer based product on the market. Commonly made out of porcelain or acrylic dentures will be subject to general wear and tear like anything else made out of these products. Dentists do their best to create you a long lasting quality product but once they enter your mouth and leave their office it is up to you to maintain them properly.
Misconception #2 Eating restrictions
When getting dentures people may fear that they can’t eat the same foods that they have eaten with normal teeth. This is not the case. Dentures are molded in such a way that they can grind up food just like normal teeth can. However this doesn’t give you free reign to be tearing into pretzel bags or chewing on odd foods. If you stick to your regular diet there shouldn’t be any restrictions.
Misconception #3 You are wearing wooden teeth
Many people who fear dentures fear looking like they are wearing false teeth. Some even say they look like wooden teeth. This is not true either. Denture designers have made it their mission for dentures to look as good if not better than regular teeth. In most cases people will never know you are wearing them.
Misconception #4 You have to spend a lot of money to get a good set
Dentures are not cheap but they are not the most expensive thing either. When looking for a set of dentures search the Internet for local dentists who may be offering a deal. Many companies will even have an introductory pair that cost a few hundred dollars. When focusing on price you have many options. Insurance being the main one. Most insurance plans now cover dentures or if not, supplemental plans offer great rates. Just like purchasing a car or home it is an investment and one that you should shop around for.
Misconception #5 Once you get dentures, you no longer need a dentist
This is probably the most common misconception. Just like regular teeth your dentures will need to be maintained. Scheduling time with your dentist to ensure that they are fitting correctly, aren’t chipping or wearing away or having other issues is very important. Just because your dentures are not traditional biological teeth doesn’t mean they aren’t susceptible to the ravages of daily use.
Maintaining your smile
Teeth, dentures and other implants are tools that we use to consume food, look good and live a happy life. Taking care of your teeth to start with will help to ensure that you don’t need dentures in the future. It all begins with what you do in the beginning as to what will happen in the end.