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4 Essential Functions Your Dentures Must Do

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If you are getting dentures for the first time, you might be tempted to just accept whatever denture your current dentist offers. But before you do, take some time to consider what your dentures must do for you and make sure that your dentures will be up to the task. Here are the four essential functions your dentures have to help you with.

Chewing Food

Of course, chewing food is a vital part of what your teeth do for you. When you replace your teeth with dentures, your dentures have to do it now instead. To accomplish this purpose, dentures have to be securely fitted, have teeth that are strong enough and sharp enough, deliver adequate bite force, and allow healthy, effective jaw motions.

However, many traditional dentures just aren’t up to the task. They are loose and poorly fitted. People with dentures typically have to learn a new method of chewing that is less efficient. They have to take longer chewing food and may have to give up foods altogether.

One of the best ways to ensure you are able to chew properly is to get implant dentures, which are securely attached to your jawbone. These allow for natural chewing motions and strong bite force.

Talking Clearly

Your teeth are a critical part of the tools you use for making sounds. Without teeth, some sounds are virtually impossible to make, and sometimes dentures don’t help much. Dentures that are poorly designed or badly worn don’t have the natural tooth shape that helps make proper vocal sounds. Loose dentures can slip during speech, which will interfere with sounds and may cause the dentures to click while you’re talking.

FOY® Dentures are designed with a naturalistic shape that promotes clear speech. Proper fit helps them remain secure so you can speak clearly without your dentures clicking.

Smiling Attractively

Looking attractive is one of the key functions of your teeth. Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you, and one of the last things they’ll forget. If you have unattractive dentures, you’re not going to make as good an impression as if you have a nice one. Many dentures aren’t up to this task. They sacrifice appearance to try to be more effective at chewing, and they’re often made with less attractive materials. And the dentures are highly vulnerable to staining, which makes them look even less attractive.

FOY® Dentures are designed to be the best cosmetic dentures possible with modern cosmetic dentistry. The design techniques used for these dentures are based on advanced smile makeover approaches developed by elite cosmetic dentists. They use the most advanced materials that help them mimic natural tooth material and resist stains so they stay attractive for longer.

Support Your Jaw

The loss of your teeth leads to major changes in the structure of your face. Not only are the teeth lost, but also the jawbone that supported the teeth begins to go, too. The consequence of this is that the lower third of your face collapses from within. As a result, you now have more skin and soft tissue than you have hard tissue to support it. This leads to folding, sagging, and sunken tissue around the mouth. And because the proportions of your jaw have changed, this can lead to disharmony with between the joints and the muscles, which can cause jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and other symptoms. Traditional dentures aren’t well designed to replace all the volume lost, which can make you look older, and can lead to bite problems.

FOY® Dentures are designed to completely replace the lost tissue. This can help you look dramatically younger than you did with your old dentures. And it can improve jaw function to eliminate related pain and other symptoms.

If you want to get dentures that are designed to fulfill all the key functions of your teeth, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today.

 

About the Author:

This post was written by Rod Strickland. Dr. Strickland is a dentist in Savannah, GA. He is the inventor of the Denture Fountain of Youth® technique.