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Must I Give Up The Fight For My Teeth?

Must I Give Up The Fight For My Teeth?You might be asking yourself if it is time for you to get dentures. Can dentures can measure up to the solidity of real teeth? Will they be able to stand up against the daily grind and pressure you will be putting them through? If you are considering dentures, you may also be wondering if you will ever feel normal again. Well, here at Island Dental Associates & Shine Dental Associates, we understand your concerns. We have extensive experience in helping people just like you to feel just like as natural as they did when they had their original teeth.

When do You Consider Dentures?

If your gums are red, swollen, or periodically bleeding , if your teeth are loose and moving from one place in your mouth to another, if you already have teeth that are missing or if you are having trouble with chewing solid foods, it may be time to consider dentures. All of these are signs of potential tooth loss so you should first schedule an appointment with your dentist to confirm your suspicions.

What Are They Exactly?

Dentures of today consist of either porcelain or plastic for the actual false teeth and the base is made up of acrylic or plastic. There are many different kinds, including partial dentures, that may be either fixed or precision, a fixed bridge, or complete dentures. Additionally, there are fixed implant dentures or miniature titanium implants. When recommending a specific kind, your dentist will take into account the condition of your remaining teeth, if any, the health of your gums, cost, and many other factors. With so many choices to choose from, you can’t really lose.

Common Myths

1. Dentures will be painful. That is not necessarily so. With the proper fit and care, you should be comfortable in your new dentures.

2. Dentures will not allow me to chew. Although it may take some time to get used to, you will be able to chew almost as well as you did with your natural teeth.

3. Dentures will not last. If you take care of your dentures, cleaning them, handling them, and storing them properly, you should get many years of use from your dentures.

Dentures help people to feel normal again, giving them the ability to eat solid foods again, to smile, and to feel good about themselves again. If you have suffered tooth loss or severe tooth damage, it may be time to put your fears behind you and reach out to us. At Island Dental Associates and Shine Dental Associates we can help you make the right choices for your oral health and hygiene. With our experience, we can guide you to a bright and smiling future.