Myths About Dentures Exposed

Lots of individuals mistakenly think that dentures are unreliable, ugly, and inexpedient. Read on to learn the truth, as we fact check some of the most common denture myths.

Myth I: Unreliability

Fact: One of the common misconceptions about dentures is that they won’t be reliable. But this isn’t the case. If you opt for the cheapest dentures, then this can happen. Inexpensive dentures have less customisation and are created using economical materials so they might not fit well. If your dentures don’t fit correctly, they become less dependable.

Myth II: Dentures look bad

Fact: The most popular misconception about dentures is that they are unsightly. Contemporary dentures look just like natural teeth, so your dentist can work with you to create a complete set that provides for your specific needs. Traditional dentures used to cause sunken cheeks, but today’s dentures offer facial support and create an even appearance.

Myth III: Dentures take no effort

Fact: As your dentist will tell you, today’s dentures are relatively simple to care for. Nevertheless, you will need to maintain all scheduled visits to your dentist to maintain optimal oral hygiene. Your dentist will occasionally check your dentures to ensure that they are comfortable and fit correctly. You will also need to clean your dentures on a daily basis. A partial denture or full denture must be rinsed before they are removed each night. Dentures should also be regularly cleaned with a suitable denture cleaner.

Myth IV: Dentures are not Custom-Made

Fact: If humans all had the exact same shaped teeth, then yes, dentures wouldn’t be custom-made. Dental services offer dentures that can be crafted to your specific liking. With economical dentures, you may not be provided with custom-made design, but the fit itself is based on impressions of your mouth.

Myth V: Dentures don’t require regular dentist appointments

Fact: You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly even if you wear dentures. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis can help ensure that your dentures are always fitting properly, and your gums are still healthy. If you have dental implants, it’s even more important to visit us regularly. Poor dental hygiene can lead to implant failure.

Myth VI: You can wear Dentures 24/7

Fact: Your dentures must be taken out of your mouth before bed. Your gums should have the opportunity to relax overnight, so it’s important not to have them compressed in your jaw.

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