Do you find yourself having difficulty eating certain foods or speaking clearly? Do you often feel self-conscious while smiling and speaking in social settings? If so, it could be a sign that you may need dentures.
Dentures, or false teeth, are a type of prosthetic device used to replace teeth that are missing, damaged, or removed due to infection or decay. They are composed of an acrylic or plastic base, which supports a set of artificial teeth mounted on top. Dentures can improve the function, appearance, and confidence of individuals with missing teeth.
But how do you know if you need dentures? Here are a few signs that you may need dentures:
- You have spaces between your teeth. If you have an uneven or gapped smile due to missing teeth, dentures can help fill in the gaps and make your smile look more uniform.
- Loose Teeth: Loose teeth are another indication that you may need dentures. This can be caused by periodontal disease, which is a severe gum infection that can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, allowing them to become loose and even fall out.
- Visible Wear and Tear: If your teeth are noticeably worn down, chipped, cracked, or discolored, they may be beyond regular dental repairs such as fillings and crowns. This can be a sign that it’s time to consider dentures.
- You experience difficulty eating certain foods. Missing teeth can make it difficult to bite and chew food. If you’re having trouble with even soft foods, dentures can help you eat them more easily.
- You have difficulty speaking clearly. Missing teeth can cause speech problems, such as slurring and difficulty pronouncing certain words. Dentures can help you speak more clearly.
- Your facial features are changing. Missing teeth can cause the shape of your face to change, making you look older than you are. Dentures can help restore your facial features and make you look younger.
- A Poorly Fitting Dental Bridge: A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. If your bridge is poorly fitted, uncomfortable, or causes pain, it’s likely time to consider dentures.
- You avoid smiling. Missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed or ashamed of your appearance, so you avoid smiling in public. Dentures will help you feel more confident when smiling.
- A repair is needed. If you have existing dentures they may need repair. Contact us as soon as possible, as we offer same day repair top our customers.
If any of these signs sound familiar, it’s time to visit your dentist for a consultation. Your dentist will be able to determine if dentures are a suitable solution for your dental needs. With the right approach, care and maintenance, dentures can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Hamilton Dental Emergency Centre is the longest established after hours dentist. The practice is well equipped to handle majority of the dental emergencies 24/7, taking full advantage of the newest advances in technology within the field. Our patients benefit from the clinical expertise of Dr. David Smith and Dr. Rahul Gautam having a collective experience of more than 60 years.