Millions of people in the U.S. wear dentures to enhance their smile. Dentures – whether partial or full – are a great way to replace missing teeth, but that’s not the only way they benefit the wearer. They also help to boost self-confidence.
According to a report published by the American Academy of Periodontology, one out of every two Americans aged 30 and above has some form of periodontitis. That’s 47.2% of that population – or 64.7 million people.
If left untreated, periodontal disease leads to tooth and bone loss. For those who have lost teeth, dentures can help them improve function and restore their smile.
How Dentures Boost Self-Confidence
You Can Speak Clearly
If you’ve got missing teeth, it can be difficult to speak clearly. By filling those gaps with false teeth, dentures will improve your ability to speak.
At first it will take time to get used to your new teeth. But if you practice pronouncing tricky words in front of a mirror, you’ll improve in a short amount of time.
You Can Eat Normally
It can be hard or painful to eat your favorite foods with missing, broken, or damaged teeth. With dentures, you’ll no longer have that problem.
At first, you might need to practice chewing and breaking hard foods with your false teeth, but this is temporary. Within a short amount of time you’ll become more comfortable with your new teeth and eating will feel completely natural.
Have a Healthier Smile
Missing teeth don’t just affect your smile, they also affect your jaw bone and facial structure. Dentures will replace your teeth and also prevent further bone loss in your jaw, making your mouth healthier overall.
A Younger Appearance
Missing teeth can alter your facial expressions and contribute to the development of wrinkles because of loose, drooping skin around the jawline.
When dentures replace missing teeth, they help to fill in sagging skin. This enhances your smile and reduces signs of aging, altering the way the skin around your jawline appears.
Being able to communicate clearly and properly will help you build better relationships. Not only will you be able to speak with clarity and confidence, but a healthy smile helps attract people, too.
Once you get your dentures, you’ll need to get them checked regularly in order to maintain your smile. If you’re looking for someone to help with all of your denture needs, schedule a free consultation at European Denture Center. We’re ready to help you not only restore your smile, but boost your confidence, too!