Misconceptions about Dentures

When people hear the word “dentures”, they often think of the loose, uncomfortable appliances their grandparents wore. Yet, with newer technology we have been able to make dentures easier to wear, more comfortable, and more stable than older versions. At Kingsway Family Dentistry, we provide our patients in the Edmonton, AB area the best and most current in denture technology so they can have their functioning, beautiful smile back.

Misconceptions about Dentures

  • They are loose – Many people think dentures are loose and make clacking noises when those wearing them talk or laugh. Our dentures aren’t loose and are custom fitted to each patient in order to achieve a strong and stable bond between the dentures and your gums. If they are loose, it means they aren’t fitting correctly and need to be adjusted.
  • You have to avoid certain foods – With older dentures, it was best to avoid biting into harder foods such as apples and corn on the cob because they didn’t have enough grip to stay in place. With newer dentures, you can eat whatever you want without fear that they will come loose, or worse, fall out while you are eating.
  • They are uncomfortable – Even though it is always best to take your dentures out while you sleep to give your mouth a rest, dentures should never be uncomfortable or painful. Because our dentures are customized to fit your mouth perfectly, they should always be comfortable throughout the day. If you are experiencing pain, see your dentist right away.
  • They look unnatural – When people picture dentures, they often see unrealistically white teeth stuck into unnaturally pink gums. Newer technology has allowed us to give your dentures a more natural look so no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them.

Are Dentures Right for You?

When you lose one or more teeth it can be bad for your oral health and the functionality of your teeth, making you self-conscious of your smile. We can replace all of your missing teeth with natural looking and comfortable dentures. If you would like more information about dentures or to schedule a consultation, please contact Kingsway Family Dentistry.

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