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Would you be surprised to hear that a form of dentures existed 2,000 years ago? As you may suppose, these dentures weren’t as cosmetically appealing as dentures are today. In fact, today’s dentures are actually designed to offer a beautiful option for anyone who is missing teeth, regardless of age.

Dentures are designed to look like your natural teeth, while restoring function to your mouth. As you may know, dentures can help you speak and chew comfortably while improving the appearance of your smile. Dentures can also prevent your cheeks from sagging, which could happen if you’re missing teeth. Furthermore, dentures could even stop wrinkles from forming.

However, please note that dentures could require more care than other restoration options. While this isn’t usually an issue, please be aware that there are certain changes you should watch for. You see, your mouth will change over time, which could lead to ill-fitting dentures. In fact, if your dentures don’t fit well, they could rub and cause sores in your mouth. If your dentures don’t fit well, you could also struggle to chew. If this happens, you may need to digest larger food particles, which can lead to indigestion. Difficulty speaking and headaches can also occur. Fortunately, our dentist can help you deal with these options fairly easily.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dentures in West Chester, Ohio, we invite you to contact Merrill Dental by calling 513-779-7711. Our dentist, Dr. Daniel F Merrill, will be happy to inspect your teeth and to help you decide if dentures are the best option for you. We look forward to meeting with you!