A set of false teeth or dentures may make a great gag gift to spook your grandkids with— especially during this time of year. However, when you have dentures, they become a lot less about scaring people with and more about necessity. If you are either a new denture wearer or if you are considering getting dentures, it is good to know some of the ins and outs— including what’s true and what’s false about them. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common myths surrounding dentures.
Myth: They Look Fake
One of the biggest misconceptions that patients have about dentures is that they look fake. However, dentures have come a long way— thank goodness! What used to be easy to spot from a mile away are now only visible to the wearer. As long as your dentures have been properly fitted by Dr. Nik Zalavadia, they should resemble and mimic your natural teeth almost perfectly.
Myth: They Are Uncomfortable
Your dentures shouldn’t slip, rub, or fall out of place— especially after they have been custom fitted to your mouth. Dentures should fit seamlessly over your gums and provide you with the easy ability to chew and show off your new teeth with a smile or two.
Myth: You Don’t Have to Clean Them
Although some people think that because dentures are false teeth that you don’t have to clean them, that’s simply not the case. When you first get your dentures from Dr. Nik Zalavadia, he will send you home with instructions on how to properly clean and care for your dentures. By soaking, rinsing, and brushing your dentures, you can not only ensure that they last longer but you can protect your mouth from developing harmful bacteria or infections
Schedule your denture consultation at our Hammonton office today!