North River Dental Care

5 Ways Dentures Improve Your Overall Health

A woman holds dentures in her hands to discuss how dentures can improve a patient's overall health

Full and partial dentures are a cost-effective tooth replacement solution for missing teeth. But dentures do more than simply improve the appearance of your smile! Here are five ways dentures can help your overall health.

1. Boosts Confidence

People that are missing teeth tend to feel shy or embarrassed about it. Dentures can make you more confident. Not only can dentures improve the appearance of your smile, but you will feel better about yourself. You will no longer avoid smiling, talking, or meeting new people because of insecurity about your teeth.

2. Helps with Speaking

A gap in your teeth can cause speaking issues, and you may not be easy to understand because of it. This can lead to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression. Dentures can help you speak clearly again by restoring the necessary dental structure to talk. Some patients take a little bit of time to adjust to having dentures, but you will learn to talk just like before you lost teeth.

3. Better Bite for Eating

Teeth are necessary to efficiently chew and enjoy your food. Missing teeth may interfere with eating, resulting in frustration and malnutrition. Dentures can improve your bite and ability to chew. After you get fitted with your custom dentures, you can enjoy a variety of foods again and get the nutrients you need for healthy function.

4. Look Younger

While not the fountain of youth, dentures can make you look more youthful. Some people don’t know this, but missing teeth can affect your facial structure and cause your cheeks to look sunken in. Dentures will support your facial muscles and make you look full and youthful again, which will improve your self-esteem.

5. Improved Oral Health

Even if you are only missing a few teeth, gaps in your smile can trap food particles and bacteria, which will increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. Partial dentures are designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. In conjunction with daily oral hygiene and routine dental visits, partial dentures help reduce your risk of dental disease.

Restore Your Smile with Dentures in Fredericksburg

Dentures can provide a natural-looking smile that will increase your confidence and improve your overall health. At North River Dental Care, Dr. Bailey and our dental team can give you custom-crafted dentures that look fantastic and feel comfortable. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or explore our website to learn about our comprehensive dental services.

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