According to the CDC, nearly half of the American population suffers from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the gums and the bone tissue that support the teeth. In severe cases, patients suffering from periodontal diseases lose their teeth.
However, this doesn’t mean that they have to cope with a life without teeth. There are various options that are available to them, such as flexible dentures, partial dentures and full dentures. Thanks to modern technology, dentures are much more affordable and accessible to most patients.
If you are suffering from periodontal disease, here are a few reasons in which periodontal diseases will improve your life:
Missing teeth affect diet more than anything else. People with missing teeth have severe restrictions on what they can eat, as hard foods are generally out of the equation. This often leads to malnutrition, as things like vegetables, fruits and meat become difficult to chew.
Dentures allow for the full restoration of regular eating habits as they function just like natural teeth. They do not only eliminate discomfort while eating, but also restore oral health.
Teeth play an important role in maintaining your facial structure. If they go missing, your face will cave in making you look older than you actually are. You will develop early wrinkles on your face, particularly near your mouth.
If you get dentures, you will be able to restore your jaw-line and your cheeks, making you look younger.
Picture Perfect Smile
Have you always wanted a smile that you could flaunt?
With dentures, you can have just that.
Dentures look just like natural teeth, only cleaner and whiter. The picture perfect smile that you will have with dentures is something may not even be possible with natural teeth.
Teeth also have an important role to play when it comes to your speech. If you are already missing a few teeth, you may have already experienced slight changes in your speaking patterns.
If you get dentures, you will be able to remove the slight slur that you have in your speech, as they will let your tongue function properly like before. There will be some discomfort in the first few days, but after the brief adjustment period, your speech will go back to normal.
If you are young, you have your whole life in front of you and you surely don’t want lack of self-esteem and self-confidence holding you back.
Missing teeth can drain your confidence completely, as you will feel self-conscious when meeting and talking to new people.
Dentures can help you get that confidence back.