Missing several or all of your teeth can put you in an uncomfortable position when you need to make a good impression. Whether you're on a date or in a job interview, a great smile makes you appear approachable and confident. Trying to hide your teeth's flaws - or putting them on full display - can have the opposite effect, giving other people the wrong idea about you. That's why your Midland, MI dentist, Dr. Kathryn Winkel, suggests dentures as a way for her patients to not only improve their smile, but enhance their entire life.
How do dentures work?
Most people are familiar with the basic concept of dentures: "false teeth" that are worn when someone is missing their natural teeth. They fit over the gum ridges using a combination of suction and denture paste and are removed for cleaning and sleeping. However, because dental technology has made such great strides in the past few decades, dentures are no longer the artificial-looking and often uncomfortable replacements that they once were. The materials used for both the teeth and the base appear much more realistic, and the measurements taken by your Midland dentist are digital and far more accurate, giving you optimal comfort and support. Even the ingredients in denture paste are more efficient and long-lasting than they were in years past.
How can dentures help me?
In addition to filling in your smile with beautiful tooth restorations, dentures from your Midland dentist give you the ability to chew foods that might have been off-limits before, especially raw vegetables and meat, giving your diet the much-needed nutrients that come from them. Dentures also help to "prop up" the muscles in the face, which naturally sag when teeth are missing and the jawbone begins to deteriorate from lack of use.
If you think dentures sound like a great solution for your dental problems, we encourage you to contact your Midland, MI dentist, Dr. Winkel, to set up a consultation today!