Learn more about dentures from your Cedar Rapids dentists!
Losing your teeth can be a traumatic experience but it doesn't have to affect your smile forever. Dr. Chris Haganman, Dr. Brad Stovie and Dr. Shannon Hingst, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentists, explain how dentures can help you.
Dentures improve your self-esteem
Missing teeth can make you feel reluctant to join the conversation, make new friends or interview for a new job. Every time you smile, or even open your mouth, it's very obvious that you've lost teeth. Dentures not only restore your smile, but also help you feel more confident in social situations.
Eating is more enjoyable with dentures
Trying to eat without teeth can be an incredibly frustrating experience. Meals are no longer a pleasurable experience when you're restricted to a liquid or soft diet. Swallowing foods whole isn't a good solution either, as this habit can lead to gastrointestinal complaints. Dentures provide an excellent way to restore your ability to bite and chew foods.
Dentures transform your appearance
A brand new smile can have an amazing effect on your appearance. In fact, you probably won't believe just how much dentures can improve the way you look until you see the results yourself. Your teeth help support the muscles in your cheeks. When you lose teeth, the lower half of your face can appear sunken. Dentures help reduce facial sagging that can make you look older.
Speaking is no longer a problem
Your teeth help you form words. Without them, it can be difficult to speak clearly. Participating in a conversation can be particularly frustrating when you can't make yourself understood. Dentures restore your ability to pronounce words, ensuring that your voice is heard.
Choose the option that's right for you
Thanks to an array of denture choices, you can pick the tooth replacement option that best meets your need. If you've lost all of your teeth, full or immediate dentures are a good choice, while partial dentures can restore your smile if you've only lost some of your teeth. Still have some fragments of remaining teeth? Overdentures may be the ideal solution for you. Implant-supported dentures are the newest denture option. They provide a stable base for your new teeth, plus help keep your jawbone strong.
Are you ready to restore your smile with dentures? Call Dr. Haganman, Dr. Stovie and Dr. Hingst, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentists, at (319) 365-0534 to schedule your appointment.