By Joseph M. Dickens, DDS
April 28, 2014
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dentures   Dentistry  

Common Denture Misconceptions

Do you remember the Chattery Teeth? It was a popular wind-up toy. Once you wound up and let the teeth go, it would chatter across the floor. You might be thinking—what does this have to do with denture misconceptions? Dentures
Thanks to cartoons and other TV shows, dentures have got a bad rap. There is this negative image that dentures fall out at any given moment. Honestly, how many times have you seen a show or movie that has grandma losing her teeth (dentures)?

Main Misconception of “Flying Dentures”

Prosthetic dental devices don’t just fly out of your mouth every time you speak. Unfortunately, that’s what most people believe when they picture wearing dentures.
In the past, the design and fit of dentures may have been less than perfect, but modern technology has significantly improved the fit and esthetic appeal of full and partial dentures.
If anything, modern dentures can still slip in the mouth, but that’s due to it being ill fitted. Plus, it’s a matter of finding a dentist who works with you to produce dentures that will sit properly in your mouth.

What do dentures have to offer?

Dr. Dickens ensures every denture wearer leaves his office with a smile. To make that happen, he follows a set process:
  • Diagnose – to determine the type of denture you need
  • Impression – to ensure the denture fits the mold of your mouth, bite and jaw function
  • Shade determination – to create a natural look
  • Time – to mold, fit and produce dentures you will be happy wearing

Cement Your Smile With Dentures

Now that you understand that dentures could be a good fit for you, partial or full dentures in Towson are available. To schedule an appointment for dentures, Towson dentist office of Dr. Joseph Dickens can take your call. Our main line is (410) 583-0800.