According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 35 million in the country have been suffering from tooth loss.
Additionally, 178 million people have least a single missing tooth. These figures are expected to rise in the next two decades.
The organization further adds that 90 percent those who suffering from lost teeth wear dentures.
Dentures are the most widely used tooth replacement material. Yet, despite the increasing number of denture users in America, there are a number of myths and misconceptions associated with dentures. The reality is that many of these myths are false.
Below are some of the most common myths that you need to stop believing:
Dentures look artificial
While traditional dentures appear unnatural, modern dentures are designed to give a natural, attractive look. Latest technology has made it possible for denturists to craft customized, strong, well-fitting dentures, which are comfortable to wear.
Of course, your choice of denturist also makes a significant difference to how your dentures look. A job done by a certified, competent denturist will always look natural. Professional denturists create dentures according to a patient’s shape mouth and face shape. Moreover, they can insert them properly into their mouth so that the dentures look more natural and appealing.
Dentures are too expensive
One can’t deny that dentures cost a lot, but you can easily get one within your budget.
First off, different types of dentures have different prices. Similarly, no two denturists have the same product and service costs. Make sure you research your options carefully.
But, do not make the mistake of buying the cheapest dentures. Never compromise quality for low cost as your oral health is at risk. If you have financial issues, discuss this with your denturist. Many denturists offer flexible, cost-effective payment options, such as medical insurance.
Dentures fall out while speaking or eating
If you get low quality dentures, yes they most probably will fall out.
Investing in strong, quality dentures is critical to ensure you can go about with your daily activities without any hassle.
Denture checkups are not important
Contrary to popular belief, it’s important to see your denturist frequently for denture examination.
During an examination, your denturist will check your dentures for adjustment. Moreover, they will perform a thorough assessment of your oral health to identify signs of damage, infection and diseases like oral cancer.
For more denture facts and information, browse through our online educational resources. And while you’re at it, schedule an appointment with us for denture insertion, repair and/or adjustment services.