Dental Implants

What Are The Benefits Of Dentures?

Dentures are a cosmetic way to complete your smile, but their purpose is more than just cosmetic. Dentures not only fix your smile they also fulfill your confidence.

Confidence in yourself is important. Walking into a room with a missing tooth can feel embarrassing. You feel ashamed and want to hide or cover your mouth. Constant embarrassment in yourself can lead to depression or other mental health problems. 

Restoring your smile is important to us at Gentle Dental Arts. There are many benefits to having dentures that go beyond just cosmetic purposes.

Dentures are more than just a full set of false teeth. You can have a partial denture that only replaces a few teeth or even just one. Whatever your smile needs, the dentures can help fill the gaps. And restore you to being your most confident self.

Why Should I Choose Dentures?

Cosmetic Reasons

The most obvious reason to choose dentures is to look good.  Appearance is important to most people, and depending on your career it may be the way you make a living. 

Gentle Dental Arts knows that having a full smile increases our confidence. When we look good and feel happy, we are at our best. Dentures provide us with the look we need to succeed.

They Are Removable

Dentures are a great option because they are not permanent, they are removable. You are not forced to have something permanently implanted into your mouth. 

Having a removable denture allows you to clean it thoroughly. Keeping your mouth and dentures clean can reduce your risk of sickness and disease. It also helps reduce the risk of further tooth loss.

No Pain And Less Risk Involved

The best part of dentures is that they are pain-free. Implants are permanently placed in your mouth, and the process can be painful. Dentures are temporarily placed in the mouth, so they do not need to be surgically placed in your mouth. 

Any time you get a surgical procedure, there is risk involved. From too much anesthesia, or an allergic reaction to the medication used. Or, possibly an infection afterward. 

Surgery isn't always the best option for everyone. If you are not healthy enough to survive the surgery, you may want to look at alternative options. Dentures are a secure way to get a similar result as implants, without the pain or risk. 

Provides Support To Your Face And Jaw

Your natural teeth give structure to your face. Teeth also provide support to your jaw. When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, you lose the structure and support that the teeth gave. 

When you wear dentures regularly, it helps provide support to the areas where the teeth are missing. After years of missing teeth, these areas on your face may have noticeable drooping. Dentures will help restore your face.

Pocket Friendly

While dentures are not cheap, they are more pocket-friendly than implants. Dentures Cost almost 60% less than implants. Also, talk with your insurance company and they may cover part of the cost. Gentle Dental Arts will assist you with any questions you may have.

They Complete Your Smile

Dentures can help complete your smile and a complete smile is a very sought-after feature. People pay top dollar to have a beautiful smile. With the natural design of dentures, you won't be disappointed.

No More Eating Restrictions 

Dentures are great because they give you back the ability to chew your food. People with missing teeth often have restrictions on what they can eat because chewing can be too hard. 

Dentures will fill the gaps in your teeth, providing a better structure for your mouth and jaw. Allowing you to chew foods that you could not chew without the dentures.

No More Lisp

Missing teeth often cause people to say certain words with a lisp. Adding a properly fitted denture can give you back the ability to say words the way you used to.

Helps Prevent Further Tooth Loss

Dentures are great if you still have teeth remaining. If you have a few teeth missing, a denture can even out your smile so that even wear and tear occurs. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth are often overused. The over-usage of the remaining teeth can lead to breaks and cracks in the teeth, or potentially tooth loss.


Dentures are designed to fit in the mouth just right. They add comfort to your mouth and make your jaw feel even. A good denture will not cause pain or discomfort and, you should barely know that it is there.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

Dentures do not last forever. Most sets of dentures last between 7 to 10 years. And that is if you take care of them properly. Any dentures older than 10 years, should be examined by your dentist. You want to make sure the denture is still a proper fit for your mouth.

To keep your dentures their healthiest, always keep them moist. If you have them outside of your mouth, place them in water or a solution made more dentures. Dentures last longer if they don't dry out completely.

Can I Afford Dentures?

If you are unsure if you can afford dentures, reach out to us at Gentle Dental Arts we offer financing options for most of our services. We also accept most major insurance companies.

Are Dentures Right For Me?

Dentures may sound appealing to you. If you have an incomplete smile that you want to restore, you may be interested in trying them yourself. 

Weigh the pros and cons of getting dentures, implants, or leaving your smile as it is. Compare the important questions like what are the health risks, cost commitment, and requirements. 

Use what you know to make your decision or reach out to us at Gentle Dental Arts. To find out if you are the right fit for dentures, schedule an appointment with our dentist. Here, we will go over all the requirements, costs, and alternatives.