Getting Past Your Dental Fears And Learning About Technology

Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.

In Need Of Dentures Or Veneers? Why Homemade Isn't The Best Option In This Situation

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If you're suffering from dental problems, you might be tempted to conceal them with homemade dentures and veneers. Unfortunately, homemade dental products aren't the right way to care for dental problems. In fact, they can end up causing you more problems than you started out with. Before you opt for homemade dental appliances, here are four reasons why you avoid that option altogether.

Substandard Material

When you have your dental appliances designed and created by your dentist, you'll know that they're using the highest quality materials. Your dental appliances will be strong and durable. Unfortunate, you can't say the same thing for homemade dental appliances such as dentures and veneers. When you go the homemade route, using kits purchased online, or local retail stores, your dental appliances will most likely be made from inexpensive plastic.

Improper Fit

If you've decided to go with homemade dentures or veneers, you're not going to end up with the right fit. When you go to the dentist, they'll use x-rays and careful measurements to ensure the best fit. With homemade dentures and veneers, you'll be facing issues such as sores, pain, and infections. Because your homemade dentures and veneers won't fit properly, they'll rub on the delicate tissue in your mouth. As a result, you'll end up with sores where the dentures have rubbed. Those sores will cause you serious pain, which will make it difficult for you to eat, chew, or even speak properly. Finally, those painful sores may develop oral infections that will require medical or dental treatment.

Won't Look Natural

Professionally-made dentures and veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth. As a result, you'll continue to feel confident when you smile, even if your natural teeth are missing. However, when you choose homemade dentures and veneers, the final results won't look natural, which means people will be able to notice your dental work each time you smile.

Underlying Problems Not Treated

If you're in need of dentures or veneers, and you choose to go the homemade route, you should know that the underlying dental problem won't be treated. Unfortunately, that means you'll continue to suffer from the dental problems that created the need for dentures and veneers in the first place. To make sure those issues are resolved, and that you receive the treatment you need, it's important that you have your dentist take care of your dentures or veneers.

For more information, contact your family dentist.


20 July 2018