When we think of dentures, we usually associate them with elderly people whose teeth have naturally fallen out over the course of time, but there are many patients who can benefit from this dental option. Anyone who has lost multiple teeth because of injury, disease, or lifestyle and who aren't good candidates for procedures such as dental implants or bridges may benefit from having dentures. Aside from having a full set of teeth that look great, the main benefits of dentures include:
The ability to eat normally - You'll have a better “bite” when missing teeth are filled in, allowing you to chew your food more efficiently. You'll also be able to eat what you want and not be limited to soft foods or purees.
The ability to speak normally - With a full set of teeth, your mouth will work properly when you speak, helping you to pronounce your words properly again, especially certain letters and sibilant sounds.
Improved self-esteem – You’ll no longer have feel embarrassed about having an unattractive smile with missing teeth and gaps.
Improved facial appearance - A good set of dentures will fit properly and fill out your mouth and face, giving structure and stability to your features. The “granny appearance” of sunken cheeks will disappear and the lines formed by sunken cheeks can be diminished.
If you are a Bala Cynwyd resident and you think dentures might be the right dental option for your missing teeth, call The Office of Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 today to schedule your personal consultation.