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3 COMMON DENTURE MYTHS

October 15, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Randhawa

There are a few common misconceptions associated with dentures that might discourage people who may need dentures to improve their lives. Many of the myths that surround dentures are inaccurate; we are here to clear up any false beliefs and give our patients the truth about dentures. 

What Are Dentures?

One of the biggest misconceptions of dentures is in not truly understanding what dentures are. Simply speaking, dentures are a tooth replacement option for multiple missing teeth. Dentures are removable and can be taken out and put back in at any time. There are two types of dentures: partial and complete. Dr. Randhawa at Apricot Dental will be able to recommend the best option depending on your needs.

Myth #1: Dentures Are Permanent

While some tooth replacement options are permanent—like dental implants— dentures are susceptible to chipping or breaking if not properly maintained. Over time, dentures can look worn or need to be refitted. Maintaining your dentures can extend their lifespan so you can enjoy them as long as possible. 

Myth #2: Eating with Dentures Is Difficult

Some people may fear to encounter obstacles when it comes to eating and chewing. The truth is, wearing dentures will not restrict your diet; eating should be more comfortable than prior to your dental restoration. If you encounter difficulties eating, chewing, or speaking, please give our Rockwall dental team a call immediately to schedule a follow-up.

Myth #3: Dentures Look Artificial

One of the biggest myths and misconceptions of dentures dates back to traditional, old-fashioned dentures that were often bulky and artificial-looking. Modern dentures look incredibly natural and resemble your existing teeth. No one will be able to notice that you have dentures, and many patients find that this tooth restoration option improves their quality of life. 

Schedule Your Denture Appointment at our Rockwall Dental Office!

There have been many advancements in the Denture Field in the last 2 decades. Researchers work tirelessly to develop denture materials that provide the quality dentists and patients need at prices they can afford. We have a wide range of very good quality materials today that are longer lasting  and cosmetically pleasing at the same time. They can be repaired easily and more teeth can be added later. Examples are Valplast & Ultraflex. Dr, Randhawa has been successfully using these denture materials with no additional metal clasps for more than a decade. Contact our Rockwall, TX dental office today to book an appointment!

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