Getting dentures offers you a new lease on life, benefitting you physically, aesthetically, and psychologically. As well as making eating and speaking easier and more comfortable, using dentures also makes significant changes to the way your face looks and the way you feel about it. Let’s take a look at some of the differences you can expect before and after dentures.
Before And After Dentures: The Pros And Cons Of Denture Treatment
Before Getting Dentures
Asking your dental practitioner to see photos from a before and after gallery will give you a very clear idea of the instant difference getting dentures can make. Here are some of the cons of having missing teeth:
Your teeth perform the essential role of chewing your food so that you can stay alive. When you are missing multiple teeth, it can make chewing difficult and uncomfortable, taking away your enjoyment of eating.
Together with your lips and tongue, your teeth control the airflow from your mouth, which enables you to speak clearly. Any problems you have with your oral health will affect your speech clarity as well as other people’s ability to understand you.
Effects on your confidence
Most patients who need tooth replacement treatment feel shy or embarrassed about their smiles. They may smile less often or try to hide their mouths from view. This has a direct impact on your self-esteem and mental health.
Changes to your facial appearance
Before using dentures, a patient’s cheeks may appear sunken or hollow because the absence of teeth changes the volume of your face. Your lips may also sink in, and if you wait too long before getting dentures, you may experience bone deterioration in your jaw, which also contributes to a change in your facial appearance.
After Using Dentures
The differences that are evident in a ‘before and after dentures’ gallery are very noticeable. Here are some of the advantages you can look forward to:
Eating and chewing with ease and comfort
Having access to a full arch makes eating pleasurable again. When your gums are protected, and you can distribute your bite force evenly, it is easier to chew your food.
Being able to articulate and express yourself becomes less tiresome when you are using dentures.
Regain your self-confidence
Modern dentures look and feel so natural that you won’t want to hold your hand up in front of your mouth when you smile or speak. Getting a smile make-over makes a world of difference to your self-esteem.
Fuller facial volume
Before and after dentures galleries show happy, confident, and younger-looking patients whose smiles have been transformed with denture treatment. Getting dentures makes your cheeks appear fuller and less sunken. Using dentures also stops your lips from folding inwards, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
If you are missing teeth, getting denture treatment can transform your appearance, speech, and ability to eat. If you’d like to know more about what to expect before and after dentures, please contact us for a convenient appointment:
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