Joel R. Koch, DDS
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Forget Everything You Think You Know about Dentures

April 13, 2018
Posted By: Joel R. Koch, DDS
Dentures in West Chester OH | Older Woman on the Phone

Dentures have been around for many years, and today they continue to be one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth.

West Chester, OH residents and others who are getting dentures often have misconceptions about them. Let’s take a look at what you thought you knew about dentures and get to the truth about these popular tooth replacements.

Are All Denture Wearers Old People?

Many people believe that all senior citizens need dentures—and younger people do not. This is simply not true.

Dentures will be recommended to people regardless of their age if their tooth loss is negatively impacting their quality of life. It has little to do with a person’s age—and everything to do with the health of their natural teeth.

Are Dentures More Common Today Than in the Past?

The good news is that more people today take better care of their teeth than they did 50 years ago, so fewer people are ending up without their natural teeth.

Can Everyone Tell When You Are Wearing Dentures?

There is no doubt that the dentures of yesterday looked like fake teeth. But today’s dentures are made better, so they fit better and look more natural. They are more comfortable to wear too.

Do Dentures Last Forever?

As realistic as dentures look today, they are not as sturdy as your natural teeth, so they will eventually wear out. Most people find that they will need to replace their dentures every five to seven years. They usually need to be relined every few years as well.

Call Our West Chester Office For a Denture Consultation

Don’t let your misconceptions about dentures prevent you from opting for this affordable tooth replacement option. Today’s dentures look and function better than ever. Call us now to find out more about dentures in West Chester, OH.

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