Let us begin by saying that dentures are not right for everyone. Some people absolutely hate the idea of having an impermanent structure in their mouth, and may be better served by having dental implants. That said, though, implants are not for everyone, either. They are expensive and generally not covered by dental insurance. Either way, you should not live with missing teeth, so with that in mind, you should seriously consider the benefits of dentures.
When compared with other methods of replacing missing teeth, dentures are not overly expensive. This is one of the biggest benefits of dentures. Also, when you have dentures, you will require fewer visits to your dentist, and again, you will save money.
Missing teeth are unsightly and can make you feel reluctant to smile. Once you have your missing teeth replaced with dentures, you will be able to smile again without feeling self-conscious.
If you are missing teeth, then your diet has almost certainly been affected. You may find that you are often passing up on the foods that are good for you, like crunchy fruits and vegetables. Among the many benefits of dentures is the renewed ability to eat nutritious foods.
Often, when teeth come to the end of their “best before” date, the enamel has worn thin and the teeth are very sensitive. Chewing and biting can cause pain. Once your teeth are taken out though, one of the benefits of dentures replacing them is that you will no longer have bad teeth causing you pain.
You might think that dentures will slip or slide, and that was true in your grandparents’ day. Dentures did not fit all that well back then, but thanks to modern techniques, dentures will work nearly as well as your natural teeth.
Missing teeth can cause your face to sag, making you look old before your time. Dentures plump up your face and make you look more youthful.
To learn more about the benefits of dentures, or to arrange an appointment, call Dr. Harold Krinsky at 773-685-9666. You can also use our Contact Us page to request a consultation. We can advise you as to whether you will be better served by full or partial dentures, and answer any questions you may have. Our office is located in Sauganash, IL and we look forward to seeing you.