In our last post, we discussed the true price of dentures. We looked primarily at the monetary value of dentures and implants, but we didn’t talk about other costs associated with the denture/implant decision. We’ve put together a list of some things to consider before you make that final decision.
The Cost of Comfort
How important is your comfort? How important is your ability to laugh, smile, and talk comfortably with your friends and family? How important is having a restoration that isn’t painful or unstable? Comfort has two levels: physical and personal. Dentures can wreck both because they don’t always fit well, or the fit changes over time. If they do fit well, they still feel unnatural which makes conversations and family meals uncomfortable and difficult. Dentures are not made for comfort. What would you pay to feel a comfortable smile for the rest of your life?
The Cost of Function
How important is being able to eat what you love? Dentures are advertised with lovely people eating apples, but the truth is often far different. We know that dentures can’t do everything natural teeth can do because they don’t have the same bite strength. You lost at least half of the strength in your bite when you are wearing dentures which means no crunchy fruits and vegetables, no steak, no nuts, no caramel, etc. What would you pay to be able to eat the foods you love for the rest of your life?
The Cost of Health
How important is your nutrition? Research from the Mayo Clinic has suggested that denture wearers don’t get the nutrition they need and can lose ten years from their life. That’s a lot of living! Because of the loss of function, denture wearers struggle to eat nutritious foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. They often turn to carb-loaded pastas and vegetables that have had all the nutrients cooked out of them. What would you pay to be able to maintain your own health?
Would you be willing to pay a little more for an initial investment in your own future health and happiness? If you’re still unsure, give us a call here at New Albany Implants. We would love to answer any questions that you might have. We’ll get you the information you need to make an informed decision for your smile. We look forward to hearing from you soon!