We’ve talked about the benefits of dental implants, but for some patients, such an invasive procedure may not be their preferred option. Other patients may not have the jawbone strength or oral health for successful implant treatment. That’s where dentures come in. Dentures are a durable, affordable, and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth, and they carry just as many benefits as dental implants do. Here are the five key benefits of dentures.

Dentures Preserve Your Facial Structure & Oral Health

Dentures help preserve your facial structure. The muscles in our face are supported by our teeth and bones. When we lose those teeth, the surrounding bone tissue weakens, and our cheeks start to sag. Dentures will give you an immediate facelift and restore your facial features to what they were before your tooth loss.

Dentures will also prevent further tooth decay and damage down the line. If you have gaps in your smile, more pressure is exerted on your remaining teeth when eating. This weakens your teeth and even causes shifting and further misalignment. These gaps then become prime locations for bacteria, decay, and possibly periodontal disease.

They’re Comfortable & Customized

Most people say that dentures are more comfortable than traditional dental implants. Some even forget they’re wearing them. The dentures today aren’t the dentures of years past: big, bulky, and loose. With advanced technology, 3D x-rays, and digital impressions, dentures are more functional and more comfortable. We can achieve a full 360-degree view of your mouth, so we know what size and shape to make your dentures. The result will be a healthier and more natural-looking smile.

If you opt for implant-supported dentures, which snap into your mouth via dental implants, you’ll notice an immediate difference. They provide extra lip support and remain secure when you’re eating and speaking. When you have a consultation with your dentist, they will help you decide which dental care option (conventional dentures vs. implant dentures) is best for you.

You Can Eat the Foods You Love

With dentures, there are very few limitations on the types of food you can’t eat. Get back to eating your favorite foods without worrying about pain. You may notice some discomfort when you first eat with your denture, but this will go away. Until then, stick with soft foods like mashed potatoes, pasta, or jello at first. In a few days, you’ll be on your way to eating that steak and potatoes at your favorite restaurant, that hamburger at the family barbeque, or your favorite snack at the movies.

You’ll Boost Your Self-Esteem

One of the first benefits of dentures that patients notice is their increase in self-esteem. It’s common for denture wearers to be more comfortable socializing with friends and family or even going out in public without worrying about how others perceive their appearance.

Another benefit of dentures is improved communication skills. Speaking will be much easier now that you have a pair of stable teeth that won’t slip or slide, helping you speak more clearly!

Dentures are Affordable

Dentures are considered a cost-effective treatment option and alternative to dental implants. Here at DICE Dental, we offer conventional dentures starting at only $499. Meanwhile, implant-supported dentures start at only $2,500. So you can achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams without breaking the bank!

If you’re looking to experience the many benefits of braces, contact our team at DICE Dental today to schedule your free consultation. We’re located only a short drive from Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE.