Better Dentures For A Better Life [BLOG]

Fall is officially here! That means we are inching closer and closer to the holiday shopping season. Have you thought about what you want to add to your holiday wish list?
We know it’s a little early to start with the gift shopping, but it is the right time to get started on your better tooth replacement option than loose-fitting traditional dentures. Dr. Hanson and all of us here at the Oregon Smile Care Center want you to know that you don’t have to let yet another holiday party season go by wearing unreliable dentures.
You don’t have to carry the weight of fear and worry that comes with being a denture wearer. Anxiety over what you should or shouldn’t eat in front of others because of potentially embarrassing slips of your dentures. Nervousness about your dentures moving around while you’re enjoying a few laughs with co-workers at the office Christmas party.
The only laughter that should be heard at all those festive gatherings this season is what’s coming from your family and friends over the hilarious jokes you share, not from snickering and giggling behind your back when your slippery dentures fail you.
In our Salem dental office, you have better options for more secure, longer lasting dentures so you can actually enjoy a worry-free holiday this year and for many, many years to come.
Let’s take a look at some of the problems you face when you choose traditional dentures.

The Problem With Traditional Dentures

While they do serve a purpose, removable dentures come with certain limitations for those who wear them. You might get a nice looking set of dentures that fit well and match the color of your gums just fine. But since they only rest on top of your gums, there are certain problems that can come from that.

Lack Of Stability With Traditional Dentures

Gums are soft and vulnerable to the kind of pressure you have to put on them to simply perform the basic function of eating. You could suffer from bouts of inflammation and irritation to your gum tissue. This can be uncomfortable, and even painful.
This can also lead to a weak jawbone, or deterioration of the bone altogether over a period of time. When that happens, you risk more tooth loss and a compromised facial structure, among other problems with your oral health.
Your gums aren’t the only thing that take a beating. Removable dentures can also be a real blow to your self-confidence. It’s hard to enjoy a high quality of life when you’re constantly nervous about your dentures shifting and slipping any time you’re eating and talking around other people.

Limited Food Options With Traditional Dentures

You can’t get all the nutrition you need when you’re limited to only the kind of soft foods your traditional dentures can handle. You should be able to comfortably and confidently eat foods that require more bite power like lean cuts of protein, nuts, and hard vegetables.

Better Denture Options For A Better Life

For a more enjoyable holiday party season, and a better quality of life overall, you should consider stabilizing your dentures with dental implants at the Oregon Smile Care Center. We offer All-On-4 and implant-supported dentures, and Dr. Hanson can help you decide which will work for you.
Dr. Hanson can design a tooth replacement treatment plan that best suits your needs so that your dentures not only stay put but also allow for virtually unlimited food choices and the ability to enjoy a social life with an attractive, confident smile.

Start Your Journey Today!

You don’t have to settle for a lower quality of life just because of poorly-fitted dentures. When you trust your secure dentures to Dr. Hanson and our team at Oregon Smile Care Center, you can count on high-quality dental care and a renewed sense of confidence in your smile!
Start your journey to better dentures and a better life now so you can enjoy the holiday season free of worry and anxiety about your teeth. Give us a call at (503) 809-4784 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

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