Don’t Let These Denture Myths Fool You

Hello there, and welcome back to the McCall Dentures blog! If you have been keeping up with our posts, you are well aware of the fact that we specialize in providing Indianapolis area residents with denture related services. Whether they need partial dentures, full dentures, or dental implants to take the place of a lost tooth, we have made it our mission to provide the best services possible. When it comes to your smile, we feel as though appearance is important. While it might seem petty to place such importance on a cosmetic feature, the state of a person’s teeth is one of the first things that people notice when they meet someone. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you are able to smile with confidence and not have to worry about whether or not someone is judging you because of the appearance of your teeth. In today’s post, we are going to explore a different avenue of denture related information and go over some of the most common myths that we have come across relating to dentures. Continue reading below to learn more.

Myth 1: Your dentures will last forever

While it would be great if dentures could be made to last forever, that is simply not in the cards. A lot of time and energy has been put into increasing the lifespan of dentures, unfortunately, there is only so much that modern denture manufacturing can accomplish. Because dentures are made from either acrylic or porcelain, they are just as likely to chip and break as normal teeth if they are not properly cared for. Even if a person does everything right and takes great pains to make sure that their dentures are properly maintained, over time dentures can lose their natural appearance and chewing ability. If you have noticed that your dentures have degraded, please get in touch with us today at McCall Dentures so that we can help you with a replacement set.

Myth 2: Dentures are obvious

One of the most common concerns that are patients express in relation to dentures, is the idea that people will be able to tell that they are wearing dentures. While we understand this concern, in our opinion it is not something that most people should worry about. Modern dentures look very natural and, in many cases, mimic a person’s natural teeth almost perfectly. If you have noticed that your dentures are clicking, slipping, or are forming unnatural stains, it could be a result of an improper fitting or less than optimal home care. If you have noticed any of these issues with your dentures, let us know and we will help you find dentures that better fit your mouth. If you have properly fitted dentures and take the appropriate steps to care for them, no one will be able to tell you are wearing dentures unless you let them in on the secret.

Myth 3: Dentures make it harder to eat

This is one of those myths that seems to have been propagated by the media. Nearly everyone has watched a scene in a television show or movie where someone is struggling to eat with dentures in. Most often, these scenes depict the dentures slipping while a person tries to chew or, in some cases, the dentures falling out altogether. Fortunately, with properly fitted dentures, eating is no different than if you still had your natural teeth. If you notice that your dentures are slipping while you are eating or that they are causing any pain you should give us a call so that we can make sure your dentures are properly fitted.

Myth 4: You don’t need to visit the dentist after getting dentures

While it might seem logical that a person has no need to visit the dentist after they receive their dentures, in reality, this is not the case. Even though you don’t have natural teeth anymore, it is still important to visit the dentist to make sure the other areas of your mouth are as healthy as possible. Dentures hold onto bacteria the same way that teeth do, meaning that they can still cause problems such as gum disease. Additionally, oral cancer is still a risk for people with dentures and it is still advisable to visit your dentist twice a year to make sure everything in your mouth is doing well.

Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog post on the most common myths that we hear in relation to dentures. If you would like to learn more about the services that we provide or you would like to schedule a consultation to see if dentures are the right choice for you, please visit our website or give us a call today. At McCall Dentures, we are dedicated to providing the best denture related services possible and we are certain that we can help you with your needs.