Are Traditional Dentures Right For You?

byAlma Abell

Traditional dentures have been around for many years and continue to be one of the most popular choices for tooth replacement. When you are missing your natural teeth, you experience many problems in life. Not only do you have issues with your appearance and feeling confident speaking to others, you also have trouble eating. The vast majority of people who have no teeth end up on a soft foods and liquid diet. This can cause nutritional deficiencies and can cause depression and an avoidance of eating. If you are dealing with these issues, you may want to consider seeking your dentist to ask about dentures. Dentures can give you back your self-confidence and your full function, so you can enjoy life again.


Before you are able to have your dentures made, you will need to consult with your dentist. The dentist will need to fully examine your gum tissue, to make sure there are no oral health concerns that could prevent you from comfortably wearing a pair of traditional dentures. Once the dentist has decided you will be a good candidate for dentures, you will have impressions made of your gums. The dentist will use the impressions to create your dentures, so your smile can be restored.

In many dental offices, dentures are now made on-site. This allows you to be seen by the dentist for an examination in the morning and have your dentures by the close of the day. Once your dentures have been created, the dentist will have you come back in for a fitting appointment. This ensures your dentures properly fit you and are comfortable.

It is important for you to be aware you may have some discomfort, especially when you first begin wearing your dentures. This is completely normal and will eventually stop. You can take over-the-counter pain medications and use pain-relieving gels to help relieve the soreness. If you find your dentures are causing you severe pain, you will need to check back with your dentist, to make sure you have not developed any gum ulcers.

If you are interested in traditional dentures, contact Nusmile Dental and schedule an appointment for a consultation. This will allow you to learn how these dentures can benefit your life.