Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About False Teeth

Posted on: 29 June 2018

False teeth are a great choice for anyone who has rotten or otherwise severely damaged teeth that should be extracted, or for those who have lost teeth due to disease, surgery, injury, and the like. Getting fitted for false teeth is less painful than getting dental implants, since implants require an actual surgery. Implants also may not be an option for someone who has suffered bone loss or whose jaw cannot support those implants for any reason.

Only your dentist can tell you if you're a good candidate for false teeth, but you might note some common misconceptions about dentures and bridges as well. This can help you decide if this option is right for you.

People notice when you're wearing false teeth

If you have rotted or missing teeth one day and then the next day you have a full set of beautiful teeth, of course your friends and family will know that you've had some dental work done! However, false teeth are typically not noticeable, especially with today's methods of sizing a person's mouth for these teeth so that your dentures offer a precise fit. High-quality adhesives also keep these teeth in place while eating or talking, so no one should ever notice that you're wearing dentures or a bridge.

You can't eat certain foods with false teeth

In past generations, false teeth were often made of delicate materials that could easily crack under pressure, including the pressure of eating certain crunchy foods. Today's false teeth aren't usually so delicate, as they're made with hardened acrylic and a mixture of fibres that create the look of teeth. In turn, they're very strong and solid and shouldn't crack or chip when you're eating crispy, crunchy or hard foods.

Dentures are hard to clean and give you bad breath

A person can get bad breath if they don't take care of their mouth properly, whether they have all their own teeth or dentures, dental implants and the like. Dentures themselves don't give you bad breath, but these appliances do need to be removed and cleaned on a regular basis with the right tools and pastes so that they are thoroughly cleaned. 

You also still need to clean your entire mouth when you're fitted for dentures, including your tongue and gums, and youalso need to have regular dental checkups to ensure your gums are healthy and that you're caring for your dentures properly. This will reduce any risk of bad breath and ensure your dentures last as long as possible.

For additional information, contact a company like Emergency Denture Repairs.