What are the benefits of dentures? Many of us hesitate to even consider them simply because we have outdated ideas about them. It is why patients of Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL will have dentures offered to them as part of a plan for restorative dentistry.
After all, dentures are not always “full” and can be what are known as “partials”. If you are hesitating to discuss dentures, remember that partials are a wonderful answer to a long list of issues. However, this is only one of the minor benefits of dentures. Let’s consider the rest:
They are made specifically to your needs – There is no such thing as a general set of dentures. They are custom-made from long-lasting and comfortable materials to fit your gum specifically. They are not your “grandparents” dentures but are instead well-fitting and often so comfortable and secure that you can eat without removing them.
They improve your overall quality of life – Among the greatest benefits of dentures is that they are sure to improve the quality of your life. Not only will you smile comfortably and confidently with your flawless teeth, but you can speak like you always did, look like you have always looked, and eat a very high quality diet with fibrous or hard foods. No soft diet or years of worry and self-consciousness!
They reduce your dental upkeep – Though it is true that people with dentures may no longer deal with the troubles of tooth decay (if they have fulls and not partials), and though one of the benefits of dentures is fewer office visits, you do have to visit the dentist to do some upkeep on dentures. The good news is that your twice annual cleanings and checkups, fillings and other issues may be over for good!
You look younger – Though this is purely esthetic, it is true that a mouth that still contains all or most of its teeth fills out the face of the individual. Without teeth, your face takes on a collapsed looked because there is no support against the interior of your cheeks. This makes you look very old. The use of partials and full dentures prevents this, and allows you to look younger.
There are many forms of restorative dentistry that enable your mouth to function its best, and dentures are one solution. If you have questions about restorative dentistry, or wish to discuss more about some of the treatment options listed here, give us a call at our New Lenox, IL office at 815-462-9990. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about dentures, read our dentures overview blog.