Are you considering tooth replacement options but aren't sure if dentures are the right choice for you? McLean, VA, dentists Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello of McLean Dental Care share a few benefits of full and partial dentures.
Dentures improve your appearance
It's not uncommon to feel less confident after you've lost your teeth. Dentures restore your bright, healthy smile, which may help you feel more at ease at work and in social situations. Once your teeth are gone, your cheeks tend to collapse a little, which can make you look older. Dentures help support your cheeks and may help you appear a little more youthful.
Dentures make eating all types of foods possible
Decaying or missing teeth can make eating difficult. If eating hurts or it's too hard to chew foods, you may have restricted your diets to liquids or soft foods. A soft diet can get boring after a while and may not contain all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Thanks to your new dentures, you'll be able to take a bite of a sandwich or enjoy a chicken dinner at your favorite restaurant once again.
Dentures may improve your speech
If you're missing all or a significant portion of your teeth, you've probably noticed that it's difficult to pronounce certain sounds and words clearly. Replacing your teeth with dentures can improve your speech and make it easier for other people to understand what you're saying.
Dentures protect your remaining teeth
Partial dentures will help you keep any remaining teeth in good shape. When you only have a few teeth, those teeth are subject to tremendous wear and tear. Dentures take the burden off your remaining teeth, which will help them stay strong and healthy.
Would you like to find out if dentures can help you regain your sparkling smile? Call McLean, VA, dentists Drs. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Samuel Cappiello of McLean Dental Care at (703) 734-0100 to schedule an appointment.