There are a lot of myths that surround dentures. Unfortunately, these myths scare people away from getting dentures. The truth is, if you get a proper denture fit and take care of your dentures, you'll have a better quality of life than if you didn't get dentures at all. Continue reading to learn more about the misconceptions of wearing dentures.
Dentures Are Easy to Notice
This myth is the belief that anyone can notice that you are wearing dentures. Since many people do not want people to know they are wearing false teeth, it's normal for you to feel embarrassment at first if someone notices you are wearing dentures. However, with a proper denture fit, no one will know unless you tell them or take your teeth out in front of them.
Dentures Will Prevent You from Eating and Talking Normally
It is true that you won't be able to eat everything that you once did. You will have to give up some things that are just too difficult to chew with dentures, but the list is short. Best of all, you will be able to chew your food properly and without pain when you are wearing your dentures.
As long as your dentures fit well, you will be able to talk normally without anyone hearing any indication that you are wearing false teeth. They may feel strange in your mouth at first, but once you get used to the feeling of them being in there, everything will sound the same.
Denture Adhesive Should Be Used All the Time
This is the most popular myth surrounding dentures and it is an unfortunate one. Not only does it scare people away from dentures because they do not want to deal with the adhesive, but it is also dangerous for denture wearers to keep adhesive in their mouths all of the time because the adhesive can cover up infections and even cause bone loss.
You shouldn't wear adhesive much at all if your dentures fit properly. If they don't, see a dentist and get them refitted. You can use adhesive in emergencies when you need to hold your dentures in place until you see a dentist. It is also not bad if you decide to use some adhesive if you are going to be doing something that may cause your false teeth to move.
As you can see, these myths are scary and really can talk you out of getting dentures, but they are not true. You will enjoy your life much more with dentures that fit properly than you will with painful, broken or missing teeth.