No one ever sets out to lose their natural teeth. However, through gum disease, poor oral care techniques, infrequent dentist visits, accidents, and trauma, millions of people no longer have theirs. What’s more, by 2020, there will be over 37 million people with full sets of dentures.
There has to be a reason why so many people would choose partial or full denture sets over keeping their few remaining teeth or trying other options. Dentures are one of many possibilities, but they have a significant number of benefits which may be enough to sway you. Here are a few of those below.
Eat the Food You Love
Many people think they’re getting along just fine with no teeth left – or only a few. However, it’s not until they try to eat the food they previously could with teeth that they realise it’s not easy. Without teeth, you can say goodbye to eating hard foods, and there’s also no chance of being able to chew meat sufficiently too. However, if you see your dentist about dentures, you will find out that dentures come with few limitations.
You can bite and chew with far more efficacy than only having a few natural teeth, and there are not that many things you wouldn’t be able to eat with false teeth either. (more…)