Overview: Statistics indicate that over 20% of people over the age of 65 have reported losing all of their natural teeth. It doesn’t matter what age you lose your teeth, tooth loss at any level has both psychological and physical effects. Read the following blog for more information on dentures as a solution for tooth loss.

 

Losing all or multiple teeth has an immediate effect on your daily life. Teeth play a major role in breaking down food so the body can receive its necessary fuel and nutrition. Losing all your teeth can begin to hinder your speech as well. As negative as these physiological effects on the body can be, the emotional effects can be greater.

The thought of people finding out that you wear dentures or have lost all your natural teeth is one of the most common fears associated with tooth loss. If you have multiple tooth loss you begin to cover your mouth when you speak, don’t smile as often and you become insecure around others. Losing your teeth can really bring your self-esteem and confidence down. It’s easy for experts or the general public to say that teeth loss shouldn’t warrant such negative effects on your self-esteem and although that view might be true, they are probably speaking from a position where they have most if not all their natural teeth.

Tooth loss is not a cause for despair because there are options available for you. The most common is wearing full dentures or partial dentures and now dental implants are becoming popular as well. These options restore the physical functions the mouth needs to perform in eating and speaking. But the positive effects on your emotional health are priceless. You may still fear that people are aware that you have lost your natural teeth or you might fear that your dentures are going to fall out at the worst time possible. And that’s why it’s important to have routine checkups with a denturist to make sure your dentures are fitted properly all the time. As we age our mouth has subtle changes with or without our natural teeth. If you wear dentures, the changes that occur in your mouth can cause the dentures to become loose but your denturist can make the necessary adjustments. With routine checkups your dentures will not only fit properly but you’ll feel confident that they won’t fall out.

Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons. If you still feel self conscious from wearing dentures or have fears of an embarrassing moment with them falling out, dental implants are a solution you might want to explore. Dental implants are the closest to natural teeth you can have and therefore any fears associated with teeth loss are subsided. Another reason that dental implants are gaining popularity is because they have become more affordable. With denture clinics like Future Smiles offering financing options for dental implants, monetary obstacles no longer prevent you from benefiting from this procedure.

 

Bottom Line: When you lose your natural teeth and begin to wear partial or full dentures, there is always an adjustment period. And change can be difficult for people, especially the older we get. The best way to remedy any fears of wearing dentures is to see an experienced denturist like Vlad Dumbrava at Future Smiles Clinic. Booking a consultation at the Future Smiles Clinic in Calgary, denturist Vlad Dumbrava will help you decide which option of replacement teeth is best suited for you. The Future Smiles Clinic will also help you with any financing concerns. Expert Denturist Vlad Dumbrava understands the fears you may have that are associated with teeth loss and works hard to find the right solution for your dental needs.

 

For more information on dentures, partial dentures, denture repairs and dental implants contact Denturist Vlad Dumbrava at Future Smiles Clinic in Mission, Calgary today on 403.475.0016.

 

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Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.