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Dentures Don't Have to Derail Your Smile: Dispelling Myths

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Smile Stop Dentures & Implants dispels common myths of having dentures.

Dentures. The word itself might conjure up images of grandparents sporting oversized, uncomfortable chompers. However, significant advancements have been made in technology. The stigma surrounding dentures often overshadows their widespread use.

It's likely that you know individuals who wear them, but simply haven't noticed due to their natural appearance and functionality. These advancements have transformed the denture experience. Today's models are more natural-looking, comfortable, and secure than ever before.

For many individuals considering dentures, it can be a source of comfort to know they are not alone. Millions of people worldwide effectively utilize dentures to address tooth loss.

Missing teeth can impact not just your smile, but also your ability to eat, speak, and even your self-confidence. They offer a practical and effective solution.

However, outdated stereotypes can hold people back from exploring this option. In this blog post, we will dispel some prevalent misconceptions surrounding dentures. We'll demonstrate how they can contribute to a radiant and confident smile.

Myth # 1: They are only for the elderly.

Although the incidence of tooth loss demonstrably increases with age, it can occur at any point in life due to a multitude of factors. Some reasons include accidents, gum disease, or even genetics. Dentures are a viable option for people of all ages who are missing some or all of their teeth.

Myth # 2: They look fake and unnatural.

Gone are the days of clunky, one-size-fits-all. Today's dentures are custom-made from high-quality materials that mimic the natural look and feel of teeth. They're designed to blend seamlessly with your existing facial structure. This gives you a natural-looking smile.

Myth # 3: They slip and slide around all the time.

Modern dentures are crafted for a snug fit, and advancements in technology offer additional solutions to keep them secure. Dental implants, for example, can be used as anchors. This prevents them from slipping or shifting when you eat, talk, or laugh.

Myth # 4: They make it difficult to eat.

With traditional dentures, it might take some initial adjustment to get used to chewing. However, modern materials and proper fitting ensure you can enjoy a variety of foods with confidence.

Myth # 5: Taking care of them is a hassle.

Taking care of your new teeth is not a complicated process! Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular cleaning to maintain oral health and prevent bad breath. Brushing them daily with a soft-bristled brush keeps them fresh and hygienic.

The Benefits of Dentures:

Beyond aesthetics, they offer a range of benefits:

  • Improved chewing: With a full set of teeth, you can chew food more effectively. This promotes better digestion and overall health.

  • Clearer speech: Missing teeth can impact your ability to speak clearly. Dentures help you enunciate properly and improve your communication.

  • Enhanced confidence: A bright, healthy smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Dentures can help you feel more comfortable smiling and interacting with others.

Smile Stop Dentures & Implants: Your Partner in a Brighter Smile

At Smile Stop Dentures & Implants, we understand the importance of a healthy, confident smile. We offer a variety of solutions. These include custom-made dentures and implant-supported dentures, to fit your individual needs and preferences.

Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to create a set that are not only comfortable and secure but also enhance your smile. We offer personalized consultations to discuss your options and answer any questions you might have.

Don't let outdated myths hold you back from a healthy, confident smile. Schedule an appointment with us today and explore the possibilities of a brand new smile!


Call today for a free consultation!

918-446-0128 (Tulsa)

918-331-2221 (Bartlesville)


Wes Thompson, DDS

5676 W Skelly Drive, Suite A Tulsa, OK. 74107 (918) 446-0128


John Lard, DDS

1820 SE Washington Blvd Bartlesville, OK 74006

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