Many people are terrified at the prospect of getting dentures. Especially if you’re a young man or woman, the thought of losing all your teeth and getting dentures can seem like the end of life itself. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can look forward to dentures with hope, not with fear.
Make no mistake: it’s always best to maintain your teeth if we can do that in a healthy, practical way. But if you don’t have that option, there are several reasons to feel good about getting dentures.
Get It Over With
If you’re like many people who are getting dentures at a young age, you’ve probably been struggling with dental problems for years. It’s likely been an exhausting battle, and it seems like you’ve done everything you can to try to maintain your teeth, and none of it has worked.
When you finally decide that it’s time to give up the fight and let your teeth go, it can be a relief. Your struggle is over, and along with it all the terrible stress and worry. Now you can begin moving forward mentally to other concerns.
Restore Your Health
Along with the emotional strain of trying to maintain your teeth, you’ve probably been experiencing some serious health effects from chronic oral disease. Unhealthy teeth can be a source of infection that can drain your body’s resources, so that you are constantly experiencing sickness throughout the body, although the source of sickness may be in the mouth. You might experience nausea, respiratory infection, and even acne as well as other health problems because of the amount of resources your body is spending on fighting your oral disease–and that’s in addition to problems you might not have faced yet, such as heart disease, stroke, and other risks.
When your teeth are removed, it can often help your mouth begin to heal. It allows us to treat the gum disease and establish a healthy foundation for your overall health.
Another problem with having bad teeth is that they aren’t supporting your jaw in a healthy position. As your teeth have gotten broken, worn down, or lost individually over time, they aren’t holding your jaw in a healthy position, which can contribute to TMJ symptoms like jaw pain and headaches.
Dentures that are fitted using neuromuscular dentistry can restore your jaw to its optimal position so that you’ll see these symptoms diminish or even disappear.
Best Smile of Your Life
We strongly discourage getting dentures purely for cosmetic reasons, but many people report that their dentures give them the best smile of their lives. Modern dentures are designed so they don’t look like dentures–they look like beautiful natural teeth.
Especially if you’ve been fighting oral health problems all your life, you’ll be delighted to finally have a smile you can show off with pride.
A New Beginning
It’s common to look at the loss of your teeth as an ending, but it’s also a new beginning. You can be given another chance with your teeth, a second opportunity to enjoy a beautiful, healthy, functional smile that you’ve always wanted but could never have.
And it’s all thanks to dentures.
Your Dentures Will Make the Difference
Of course, not everyone experiences dentures as the positive experience we’ve described above. The problem is that many people don’t understand when they’re choosing their dentures that not all dentures are alike. They often buy just the cheapest dentures they can find, and, as a result, they pay for the difference with ongoing discomfort, poor health, dysfunctional teeth, jaw problems, an unattractive smile, and more.
If you want to experience the most positive dentures experience, it’s important to invest in quality dentures and dental implants to support them. This will ensure your dentures are attractive, functional, and supportive.
If you want to learn more about quality dentures in Tulsa, please call (918) 528-3330 for an appointment at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.