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Debunking 3 Myths About Dentures

October 31, 2018

Dentures are one of the oldest forms of dental prosthetic. Versions of dentures have been found from archaeologist from thousands of years ago. Being around for this long has given dentures plenty of time to rack up a reputation filled with myths. Debunking some of these myths may help to provide some better understanding of dentures and how they can help restore your smile. If you or someone you love has experienced extensive dental loss, full or partial dentures can help get back that smile. Talk to the team at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO if you have any questions.

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Myth #1: They Are Only for the Elderly

One of the most prevalent myths surrounding dentures is that they are only used by senior citizens. While tooth loss may start to occur more frequently at an advanced age, people of any age can experience tooth loss. Accidents, injuries, periodontal disease, and so on, are all possible causes of tooth loss of multiple teeth.

Myth #2: They Look Unnatural

Modern dentures can be custom designed and created to give a very natural appearance to your smile. The teeth can be replicated to match the best version of your natural teeth. The base can be created to blend in naturally with your gum tissue. If you are not missing an entire smile’s worth of teeth, partial dentures can be created to fill in whatever gaps you may have.

Myth #2: They Look Unnatural

Dentures can be supported by dental implants to provide the utmost stability. Not only can implants provide a strong foundation for dentures, but they can also provide an even more natural appearance and the implants can protect your jaw health. By having implants support dentures, you also replace the roots of your teeth, which replaces important stimulation needed for your jaw’s bone health. Without roots or implants, the bone supporting teeth can weaken and change shape over time.

Dentures Can Restore a Smile After Tooth Loss

If you have experienced extensive tooth loss, dentures may help restore your smile. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.