Unfortunately, many people with dentures are unsatisfied. Dentures have a low level of satisfaction overall, but it’s not impossible to be satisfied with your dentures. If you are unhappy with your current dentures, here are some tips for being more satisfied with your replacement dentures.
Seek a New Dentist
Many dentists don’t take denture patients seriously. They don’t put a lot of effort into trying to make them happy. They may barely listen to patients as they describe their goals for new dentures, and may not modify their denture procedure at all to try to meet patients’ goals.
If you feel like your current dentist isn’t giving you the level of care you feel you deserve, it’s a good idea to seek out a new dentist for your new dentures, one that will listen to your concerns and try to make your dentures meet your aspirations.
Many people think that dentures are all the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Dentures come in many different qualities. If you didn’t know this before, the odds are good that you opted for cheaper dentures, or just got the type of dentures your dentist offered, typically traditional dentures.
Fortunately, there are many options for upgrading your dentures. If you have economy or traditional dentures, FOY® Dentures/foy-dentures’}}}} will be a considerable upgrade. These dentures are made to be better-fitting, better-looking, and more comfortable than traditional dentures. They can also rejuvenate your appearance, achieving results similar to a facelift, but without surgery.
You can also upgrade to implant dentures. Implant dentures are secured with dental implants, which makes them function like natural teeth. You can even get implant dentures that are secured in your mouth and not removable. With implant dentures, you can bite and chew normally, as if you’d gotten your natural teeth back.
Check Your Attitude
Denture satisfaction is made up of two components. Part of it is certainly the quality of your dentures and the quality of the experience with your dentist. However, another part of denture satisfaction is your own personality.
Studies have shown that some personality types (notably D-type personalities) are more likely to have low denture satisfaction. Before you get new dentures, consider the role your attitude might have in causing low satisfaction. Approach the process of your new dentures with an optimistic attitude and you’re more likely to be satisfied.
Manage Your Expectations
On the other hand, people often experience low satisfaction with dentures because they have unrealistic expectations for their dentures/are-your-expectations-for-dentures-too-high’}}}}. Dentures are not teeth, and you can’t expect dentures to function as well as natural teeth. Exception: implant dentures, but even these aren’t quite the same as natural teeth. Talk to your denture dentist about what expectations are realistic for the dentures you are getting. If you prepare yourself in advance for what dentures are going to be like, you are more likely to be satisfied when you get them.
We Satisfy Denture Patients in Columbia, SC
If you are unhappy with your current dentures and are looking for a more satisfying denture experience in the future, we can help. Please call (803) 781-9090 today for an appointment with denture dentist Adam Hahn at Smile Columbia Dentistry in Columbia, SC.