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What are the advantages and disadvantages of complete dentures?


Posted on 8/7/2023 by Dr. Castellon
What are the advantages and disadvantages of complete dentures?Dentures are false teeth that replace a missing tooth. You can lose a tooth due to injury or tooth decay. This affects your chewing ability and can lead to digestion problems. They are made from the patient's impressions to ensure a snug fit. Dentures occur either as partial or complete dentures. They are the best option for people who want to improve their smiles.

What are the advantages of complete dentures?


Complete dentures restore your teeth' function. This means you will be able to eat or bite food as there before. They also enhance your smile and appearance since they support facial muscles, increasing your self-esteem and self-confidence. This will make you look a bit young than before. Dentures also change or improve your pronunciation and speech since they help get the correct sounds. Besides, dentures are hard-wearing as they can last for more than ten years. You will see the value of your money in the long run. Lastly, these teeth replacements are cost-effective and easy to maintain. Dentures are simple to clean either outside or inside your mouth. Ensure you store your dentures in a glass of cool water when not in use.

What are the disadvantages of complete dentures?


First, the process of getting dentures is overwhelming since there are numerous procedures involved. The dentist has to get rid of decayed teeth, make molds of your teeth, and make sure that the dentures fit nicely on your teeth. Despite being durable, you have to replace your dentures at some point. However, denture replacement is an easy process than replacing implants and bridges. Dentures can cause some disappointments because they can make loud, clacking noises.

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