Benefits of Getting Full Dentures

Almost everyone remembers the jokes from a while back about a grandpa with wooden teeth, or a grandmother perpetually losing her dentures (later to be found by the dog).  But dentures have come a long way in recent years and are considered by dentists and patients for a variety of reasons. A good dentures dentist can be a great help in many different ways.

Why Consider Dentures

Dentures are an important consideration if you have lost or broken teeth, injury, gum disease, or decay. Missing teeth can give the face a short, hollow look that can age a person worse than crow’s feet or grey hair.

Misaligned or missing teeth, especially those of the front, can cause an embarrassing speech impediment and make it difficult to accurately present important ideas.  This can be especially detrimental in a business where speech is important, such as telecommunications or teaching.  This correctable problem may be fixed with full or partial dentures.

Those who are self-conscious about their teeth may find new confidence with a good fitting, good looking pair of dentures. Missing or painful teeth may make eating, something everyone much do and is often a focus of many gatherings, difficult and unpleasant.

Types of Dentures

A knowledgeable dentures dentist can explain your options fully, but here is a basic run down of the different choices available.

  • Partial dentures: Used to replace only a few teeth if natural teeth still remain.
  • Full dentures: Used to replace all teeth.  Some full dentures may be placed immediately while other types require a healing period of several weeks to months before they are fitted.
  • Dental bonding: This process involves repairing decayed or chipped teeth with a cosmetic cover-up.
  • Advantages of Dentures

    Dentures can help you live life to the fullest with renewed confidence in business dealings.  Pronunciation can become clearer and smile fuller with dentures to replace important teeth.

    Getting dentures can increase your food choices that may have positive benefits on your health.  Remember those crunchy carrots you miss so much? Or the tangy taste of biting into an apple?  Dentures allow you to enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables once again.  Teeth play an important role in the digestive process. You will be able to get more nutrition out of your food if you have teeth to properly chew.

    Contact experienced Upper West Side dentist Dr. Shaun Massiah at 212-222-5225 to explore all your options and to see if dentures may be for you.

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