Pros and Cons of Dentures
Looking at the various pros and cons of dentures is not designed to make anyone feel better about their need for dentures. Why? Because dentures are actually a fantastic option for those who have suffered tooth loss of any kind. They have far more permanent “pros” than “cons” and at Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA we think of dentures as a reliable form of restorative dentistry.
How the Pros and Cons of Dentures Apply to You
As your dentist in Stockton, we will recommend dentures for a wide variety of reasons. For example, dentures can be full or partials. They can be supported by dental implants or even implant dentures commonly called all-on-4. However they are designed, they all have their advantages and disadvantages, but before we go over these pros and cons of dentures, let’s just summarize and clarify.
For the most part, the pros of dentures are permanent, and the various cons are really just temporary issues that will resolve in a very short period of time. Just consider, the cons include:
- Getting used to eating and speaking with dentures
- Dealing with the process of obtaining them and getting them fitted
- Overcoming a brief period of soreness or strangeness as the dentures are first used, adjusted and fitted
- Learning to care for dentures and oral health properly
- Visiting your dentures specialist for regular checkups and/or adjustments
For the most part, those are temporary matters, while the benefits include being able to eat, speak and look like you always have, enhancing the appearance of the smile, ensuring the soft tissue and muscles of the face retain a natural appearance, and being able to count on dentures for many years.
Contact Our Stockton, CA Office to Learn More About Dentures
If these pros and cons of dentures did not answer your questions, please feel free to give us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.