The 7 Most Common Concerns People Have When Considering Dentures

Dr. Tom Meyer at Meyer Dental Group, dentures provider in Mount Prospect:
"Dentures can be a great solution for people who have lost multiple teeth and are looking for a way to restore their smile and ability to chew and speak properly. However, many people are hesitant to consider dentures due to a variety of concerns. In this blog post, we'll go over some of the most common concerns people have when considering dentures, and provide information and tips to help address them."

  1. Fear of discomfort or pain
  2. Fear of difficulty speaking or eating
  3. Fear of dentures looking unnatural or fake
  4. Fear of dentures falling out
  5. Fear of dentures breaking
  6. Worry about dentures cost
  7. Worry about dentures replacement

1. Fear of discomfort or pain because of ill-fitting dentures

First, let's talk about the fear of discomfort or pain. It's natural to worry about whether dentures will be uncomfortable, or if they will cause pain. The truth is, dentures can take some getting used to, and some people may experience some discomfort in the first few weeks or months of wearing them. However, this discomfort is usually temporary, and most people adjust to their dentures quickly.

If you do experience discomfort, talk to your dentist about what you're experiencing and they can help you find ways to make your dentures more comfortable. Additionally, today dentures are made with more advanced and comfortable materials than before, which is also a factor to consider. Check out our Fountain of Youth Dentures.

2. Fear of difficulty speaking or eating with dentures

Some people worry that they won't be able to speak or eat normally with dentures, but this is usually not the case. With some practice, most people are able to speak and eat with their dentures just as well as they did with their natural teeth. If you're worried about this, talk to your dentist and they can help you get used to your dentures and give you tips on how to speak and eat more comfortably.

3. Fear of dentures looking unnatural or fake

Another concern is the fear of dentures looking unnatural or fake. Today's dentures are designed to look as natural as possible and it is very difficult to distinguish them from real teeth.

You can also consult with your dentist or dental professional to choose a denture that will fit your face and look best, they can also help you decide the shape, size, and colour of the teeth to match your natural ones, to improve the aesthetic look.

4. Fear of dentures falling out

This is a big and common concern, but modern dentures are designed to fit securely in the mouth and stay in place, especially those made with implant-supported dentures. Although, it is normal to have slight adjustments in the first few weeks as your mouth adapts to the new dentures.

In addition, it is also important to maintain good oral hygiene, to avoid infections and sore spots that can make dentures lose.

5. Breaking dentures

Dentures can be fragile, and some people worry about them breaking. While it's true that dentures can break if they're dropped or mishandled, they're also relatively durable and can withstand normal wear and tear. If you're concerned about breaking your dentures, take good care of them and handle them gently.

6. The cost of dentures

Yes, the process of getting dentures means it will cost you some money, but there are ways to make them more affordable. Many dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures, and there are also financing options available.

It's also worth noting that dentures can be a long-term investment in your oral health, and can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures in the future.

7. Dentures replacement

Dentures can also last around 5 to 7 years but in some cases, they may need to be replaced more frequently. This is something that you should consider when deciding whether or not to get dentures.

However, with proper care and maintenance, you can help extend the life of your dentures and make them last longer.

Dr. Tom Meyer at Meyer Dental Group, dentures provider in Mount Prospect: 
"We understand that there are many concerns people have when considering dentures. We're very proud to offer a great solution for all these concerns with Fountain of Youth Dentures®.

The concept of Fountain of Youth Dentures® is different. They are designed with breakthrough neuromuscular technology that can:
  • Better fit your unique mouth shape 
  • Support your face for a more youthful appearance 
  • Prevent facial pain and discomfort 
  • Allow you to eat, laugh, sing and smile without worry 
  • Give you a full, beautiful smile 

Dr. Tom Meyer at Meyer Dental Group, dentures provider in Mount Prospect:
"All of these factors can help contribute to a better smile, better whole-body health, and therefore a better life. At Meyer Dental Group, our friendly and caring team will work with you to make sure you're comfortable and informed throughout our dentures process, and we'll be there to answer any questions you have."
Would you like to learn more about Fountain of Youth Dentures®? 
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