When our smiles start to head south, our first inclination is to find out if it’s possible to be fixed. It’s a natural part of our lives, but can it be repaired? Depending on your particular case, one of the options you may be faced with is getting dentures. It may sound a bit scary but don’t worry – it isn’t as bad as you think it’s going to be. Today’s dentures are comfortable, natural-looking, and can vastly improve your quality of life. Still hesitant? Let’s clear up any common misconceptions you may have:
Myth: Once I receive my new dentures, I’m set for life.
Fact: According to the American Dental Association, dentures should be replaced every 5-7 years due to wear and tear and natural changes in your mouth. Swapping them out every so often will keep your smile bright and intact.
Myth: I don’t have to go to the dentist once I receive my new dentures.
Fact: You will need to see your dentist at least once a year so that any corrective measures with the fit of your dentures may be taken and serious problems avoided.
Myth: Apples and corn on the cob are a thing of the past once I get my dentures.
Fact: Eating with dentures takes adjustment but over time you will likely be able to enjoy all the foods you weren’t too sure about.
Myth: It will take forever for me to adjust to my new dentures.
Fact: It will take a little adjusting for your facial muscles and oral tissue, but they will adapt to the dentures in a very short time and you should soon feel quite comfortable with them.
For more information about dentures, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Dr. Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.