Dentures have a bad reputation but the truth is that dentures are a great tooth replacement option. You might have a lot of opinions about dentures that are likely stemmed from dentures in the past. Dentures in the past were too big for people’s mouths, looked unnatural, and fell out at odd times. This is no longer the case.

At Kuhn Dental Associates, we help lots of patients replace their missing teeth with dentures and love their results.

Before you make more misconceptions about dentures, learn the facts behind some of their most common myths.

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Denture Myth #1: Dentures are Unreliable

Fact: It Depends on the Dentures

One of the top myths about dentures is that they’re unreliable. But this is far from the truth. If you invest in the cheapest dentures possible, then yes, you might face some unreliability. Cheap dentures have minimal customization and are made with cheap materials which means they don’t fit well. When dentures don’t fit well, they become less reliable.

However, if you invest in quality dentures, they won’t let you down. At Kuhn Dental Associates, we offer rejuvenating FOY® Dentures. These are no ordinary dentures. They’re designed using neuromuscular principles to optimize their fit, function, and appearance. FOY® Dentures are custom-made to fit your jaw and to function similarly to natural teeth. Their precise fit allows you to smile, eat, and laugh without worrying whether they will become unreliable.

Denture Myth #2: Dentures are Unattractive

Fact: High-Quality Dentures Look Real

Once again, if you invest in cheap dentures, your smile probably won’t look attractive. Cheap dentures use cheap materials and usually aren’t customized to complement your facial features. Instead, they use a cookie-cutter design and the only customized part is the fit.

When you invest in high-quality dentures like FOY® Dentures though, you can look forward to having a beautiful smile again. Since FOY® Dentures use high-quality materials and utilize neuromuscular principles, they don’t just enhance your teeth, but your entire face. FOY® Dentures support the facial features and provide results such as plumper lips and cheeks, fewer wrinkles around the mouth, and less loose skin under the chin and on the neck.

Denture Myth #3: Dentures are Effortless

Fact: Dentures Require Proper Care and Maintenance

Just because you no longer have natural teeth doesn’t mean you can just give up on your oral health completely. You still need to care for your dentures in addition to your gums and tongue. Your gums and tongue can still collect bacteria so it’s important to continue cleaning those twice daily just like you would with remaining teeth. Additionally, you should clean your dentures once per day or twice daily if they’re attached to dental implants.

Dentures are anything but effortless. You should continue to clean them and your mouth regularly so you can avoid gum disease and bad breath. It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly to ensure your dentures fit correctly. When they’re not fitting right, it can lead to discomfort, slipping, speech problems, and more.

Denture Myth #4: Dentures Aren’t Custom-Made

Fact: No Two Mouths are the Same—Customization is a Requirement

If we all had the same shaped mouths, then yes, dentures wouldn’t have to be custom-made. However, dentures you purchase at a dental office are indeed custom-made to an extent. With cheaper dentures, you might not have a custom-made smile, but the fit itself is based on impressions of your mouth.

With FOY® Dentures and other high-quality dentures, you will receive full customization. This means the fit and teeth appearance is fully customized. We will create teeth that complement your entire appearance and a fit that feels comfortable all day long.

Denture Myth #5: You Never Have to Visit the Dentist Again If You Wear Dentures

Fact: Regular Appointments are Still Essential

If you wear dentures, you will still need to visit the dentist regularly. Regular visits help ensure your dentures still fit correctly and that your gums are still healthy. If you have dental implants, it’s even more essential to visit us regularly. Poor oral health can result in implant failure.

Dr. Kuhn will recommend how often you should visit our dental office for a check-up for your dentures and/or dental implants.

Denture Myth #6: I Can Wear My Dentures All Day and Night

Fact: You Only Wear Dentures Day and Night With Implant-Supported Dentures

Unless you have fixed dentures (dentures attached to dental implants), you will need to take them out to soak overnight. It’s important to remove your dentures while you sleep to give your gums a chance to relax without pressure pressed against them. Without letting your mouth rest without dentures, your gums can become sore and swollen.

Find Out If Dentures in Aberdeen are Right For You

If you’re in need of dentures or new dentures, our Aberdeen dentures dentists are here to help. We offer a full range of dentures options including implant-supported dentures and FOY® Dentures. Contact our dental office at (910) 692-4450 to find out which option is right for you today.