5 Reasons to Choose Full Dentures

Posted on: 21 September 2021

You can replace your teeth in many ways with modern dentistry. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, then full dentures might be the right way to replace those teeth.

The following list will help you to understand if full dentures are suitable for you.

1. You don't have enough bone for dental implants

Tooth loss initiates a natural process whereby the body absorbs the bone once needed to support a tooth. If you have multiple missing teeth, then you may have also lost much of the bone necessary to support dental implants. As a result, if you need to replace most or all of your teeth, then a full denture is your best option to do so. Full dentures rest on your gums rather than your bones.

2. Your facial structure has changed due to tooth loss

Your facial structure may have changed over time since you lost most or all of your teeth. Some of this change happens when the jawbone shrinks in size due to the bone loss process that occurs after tooth loss. Jawbone shrinkage shortens your face, which leads to wrinkles. And the muscles of your face rely on the jawbone to support them.  As a result, you may now have more wrinkles than before.

Full dentures give your face a lift, helping you to regain some of your lost facial structure. You will look younger as a result.

3. You struggle to speak clearly due to missing teeth

The loss of teeth leads to issues with speaking. For instance, you may struggle to pronounce certain words because you are missing many or all of your teeth. Full dentures act like your natural teeth once did, allowing you to pronounce words properly and clearly. This is important if you enjoy talking to people or your job requires you to speak to people daily.

4. You can't eat the foods you need and like

Teeth allow you to eat the foods you need to stay in good health. For instance, many vegetables require you to chew them well before you swallow them. And meat is difficult to eat without teeth. Without teeth, you might not get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Full dentures will give you the ability to eat whatever you want for health reasons or for enjoyment reasons.

5. The gaps in your smile have damaged your confidence

Missing teeth can affect your confidence too. If you lack confidence because of missing or damaged teeth, full dentures may be right for you. You can work with a dentist to create a set of dentures to restore your confidence in your smile.