How Can Dentures Help You?

How Can Dentures Help You?

Even when senior citizens focus on their dental health, at some point, they will need to have their natural teeth replaced with some dentures.

Dentures are immensely helpful. Even when senior citizens focus on their dental health, at some point, they will need to have their natural teeth replaced with some dentures. Let’s take a look at how dentures can help you.

Losing Teeth

Losing your teeth is a natural part of life. For instance, your baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, are designed to fall out once the permanent teeth are ready to erupt. However, once the permanent teeth have erupted, they’re supposed to stay in place for the rest of your life. However, tooth decay and extractions do become necessary over time. Losing teeth makes it embarrassing to smile and harder to chew our food. Luckily, dentures can help with the physical and psychological impact of losing teeth.

Gaining Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic teeth. They’re meant to be taken out at night for cleaning, so you don’t have to worry about them at night. However, when worn during the day, they can improve your smile and help you eat as close to as you once could. The prosthetics you wear are crafted to look as similar to your natural teeth as possible, so if no one knows you wear dentures, you don’t have to tell them if you don’t want to. Full dentures can replace all of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. You can also choose partial dentures if you only need to replace a few teeth that are clustered together.


Use Your Teeth Again: It’s difficult to eat solid food without teeth. Once you have dentures in place, you can bite in that juicy hamburger and chew it, without making sure it has to be soft and mushy before you can try eating it.

Eat Your Favorite Foods: Now that you have some teeth, you can get back to eating foods that require a lot of chewing, like pizza, chicken, or pasta. Just be careful around hard candies!

Dentures Last: Also, your new dentures will last you for a few years. However, every five years or so, you’ll want to get them checked to see if they are still in good shape. Every ten years or so you will need to replace them, even if you have taken excellent care of them. That way, you won’t have to worry, and you can keep on smiling!


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!


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