Advantages & Disadvantages of Dentures
Pros and Cons of a Dentures
Dentures definitely provide a great smile with a very natural appearance. They're made of very durable materials and last very long when properly taken care of. Typically dentures last from five to ten years. They also correct several problems, from speech to chewing, for many patients.
There's no doubt that dentures take a little getting used to. There is maintenance involved, and initial speech issues to overcome (these are temporary and last only a couple of days). Mouth irritation or sores may occur, but are usually caused by poor dental hygiene, and not removing your dentures when needed. It is common that your mouth changes over the life of your dentures, so even though they last long, they may need to be replaced to achieve a better fit before they are worn out. With a denture a person typically chews at only 15-23% efficiency compared to a person chewing with their natural teeth. In the case of a full upper denture, the upper palate is covered which can reduce taste of foods you're chewing.
- Introduction to denture section
- Dentures - an overview
- When are dentures a possible solution?
- Procedure description: Dentures
- Dentures & false teeth - different types
- How much do dentures cost?
- Things to consider - Pros and cons of getting dentures
- Before and after photos - dentures
- Personal stories from people who have dentures
- Discuss dentures on the cosmetic dentistry message board
A guide to dentures for missing teeth.