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The Top 5 Reasons People Choose – and Don't Choose – Dentures

Are you considering dentures for your missing teeth? Before you make your decision, we invite you to read the “Top 5 Reasons People Choose Dentures,” as well as the “Top 5 Reasons People Don't Choose Dentures”.

The Top 5 Reasons People Choose Dentures

1.    Dentures have a relatively low up front cost. If you are looking for the lowest cost in the near-term, dentures can be a good option.

2.    Dentures can be created very quickly. Need dentures right away? They can be produced in days or even hours.

3.    Dentures are widely available from a variety of sources. A search on the internet -  or even a drive down a busy shopping area - might quickly provide several options for  your dentures.

4.    Dentures have been in existence for centuries. Dentures are not particularly sophisticated compared to some other tooth replacement options, so there are many sources who can offer you dentures.

5.    Dentures use readily available materials. Dentures don't require exotic materials or exceptional customization, which is one of the reasons they can be ready so quickly.


The Top 5 Reasons People Don't Choose Dentures

1.    In the long term, dentures may be less cost effective. Dentures don't last as long as some other tooth replacement options, so you should expect to purchase new dentures every several years.

2.    Dentures are not the most natural-looking option for teeth replacement. If your looks are important, keep in mind that dentures could be identified more easily than other tooth replacement options.

3.    Denture wearers may experience bone loss in their jawbone where teeth are missing. This can lead to changes in your appearance, as well as a need to purchase new dentures.

4.    Dentures must be cleaned outside of the mouth by rinsing them and soaking them overnight. Dentures are not like natural teeth. They require special maintenance procedures.

5.    Dentures can lead to embarrassing social moments, as they may slip or click when talking, laughing, eating or kissing. This may be the top reason people don't choose dentures.


Which reasons resonated for you? Are dentures the right choice for your missing teeth?

If the reasons people “don't choose dentures” has you seeking a more natural-looking, healthy, long term solution for lost teeth, dental implants tend to be the preferred alternative. Are dental implants right for you? Ask yourself these 3 easy questions.

Keep in mind that when you do choose dental implants, it is critical that you choose a dental implant expert, not just any dentist. AAID has a free, searchable directory of credentialed implant dentists.  Each of the implant experts found in the directory has met specific educational, training, and competency requirements, giving you peace of mind.




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