Growing old can be frustrating, especially if you struggle with your oral health. Many seniors experience some sort of oral health concern at some point. One of the most common concerns for people as they age is tooth decay, leading to tooth loss and eventually dentures. If you’re embarrassed about your oral health, don’t be. Our caring team at Dobson Ranch Dental Care will ensure you have a friendly, pleasant experience while considering your denture options. In fact, we’ve found that many of our patients’ lives improve when they decide to go with dentures, and here’s how.
1. IMPROVED SPEECH
When you start losing teeth, your speech can be dramatically affected. For years, your tongue and brain have worked within the confines of your mouth to enunciate, pronounce, and form simple words. If you’re having difficulty speaking clearly because of missing teeth, you’re the perfect candidate for dentures. Whether you go with a full set or a partial set, restoring tooth stability will also help you restore speaking ability. While it might take you some time to get used to your new dentures, you’ll find it much easier to have a conversation with your loved ones. Some patients choose to read aloud, practicing speaking with their new teeth to adjust more quickly.
2. CHEWING ABILITY
When you have missing teeth or severe tooth decay, enjoying your favorite foods is difficult. However, dentures can restore your chewing ability, allowing you to eat all your favorite meals and snacks. Like speaking, eating will also take some practice as you get used to your new set of teeth. The best way to transition is to cut your food into smaller pieces and start with mainly soft foods, like steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, and pasta. Stay away from gum, hard candies, and sticky foods that can make chewing difficult with your new dentures.
3. BOOSTS SELF-ESTEEM
With dentures, you’ll not only have a healthier smile, but you’ll also get a boost in your self-esteem. Poor dental health can cause anxiety and self-doubt for many individuals, especially if they’re missing teeth. The good news is that you don’t have to live with a smile you hate, especially when you turn to full or partial dentures. Today’s dentures look and feel like your natural teeth, and when they’re in place, people won’t even be able to tell, nor will you have to worry about them falling out. This fact gives you all of the confidence you need to laugh, talk, smile, and enjoy life with your friends, families, and coworkers.
When it comes to your aging dental health, many factors can lead to tooth decay and loss. Still, you don’t have to live without a bright, white smile. Dentures will not only restore your smile, but they’ll help you feel your best and improve your life. Dobson Ranch Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Mesa, AZ, with all of their regular dental checkups, denture fittings, restoration, and more. To request your appointment with our office, contact us at (480) 838-8558.