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Dentures

Myths & Facts

When it comes to myths, dentures have spawned a colourful collection. Unfortunately, many of these common misconceptions about dentures have prevented people from achieving their best health, appearance and self-confidence.

The fact of the matter is that proper denture fit, maintenance and regular dental care can positively impact everyone who wears full or partial dentures. So check out the following myths. You may be surprised to find out that one or two you have accepted as fact, are in fact, fiction.

Dentures | Myths and Facts

Myth: Dentures last forever.
Myth: Once you have dentures, you don’t need to see a dentist anymore.
Myth: All dentures are the same. It makes sense to shop around and look for the lowest price.
Myth: I lost all my teeth and now have to suffer with dentures for the rest of my life.
Myth: I have been wearing dentures for most of my adult life and have very little bone to support a denture. Now I’m going to have to go through the twilight of my life being unable to wear a denture at all.
Myth: I need to see a denturist for my dentures, not a dentist.
Myth: Dentures are just embarrassing. Everyone knows when you're wearing them.
Myth: Denture wearers can't eat normally.
Myth: If I take my teeth to the dentist for refitting or repairs, I’ll be without teeth for days!
Myth: Wearing dentures will change the way I sound. I don’t want to talk funny.
Myth: I know my natural teeth could be affected by over-the-counter and prescription medications, but I don’t have to think about that anymore because I have dentures.
Myth: I will always have to use adhesive to make my dentures fit. Otherwise I won’t be able to wear them all day
Myth: I have a fixed income. Regular dental care is too expensive.
Myth: I can make my own denture repairs. How hard could it be?
Myth: Anyone can make dentures and restore implants. You don’t have to be a dentist.
Myth: If I get my dentures replaced, I’m going to have to go through a long adjustment period again when I get my new ones. I just don’t want to deal with it.