"I Don’t Care if My Teeth Fall Out – I’ll Just Get Dentures” Think Again, Warns Dr. Qureshi

March 22, 2017

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It’s easy to say you don’t care about your teeth. But it’s another matter once it actually happens to you. Dr. Farhan Qureshi is passionate about educating our patients on the value of their smile.

At Farhan Qureshi, DDS, you can count on getting both an honest diagnosis and prognosis. Here’s why we discourage patients from quickly deciding to part with their teeth.

Deluded About Dentures?

Dentures don’t always work out as well as you might assume they do. They are incredibly helpful if you’ve got nothing left to chew with. But did you know that with dentures your bite power may only be about 20% of what it is when you have teeth?

That’s a major reduction and it can affect how you enjoy food and get nutrition. When you can’t chew well, you’re going to stick to stuff that’s soft and low in vitamins (and flavor!).

The roots of your natural teeth help hold your jaw together. Once they’re gone, dentures or no dentures, your jawbone will start to resorb and collapse. Eventually, your mouth will get a sunken-in look, and it will get even harder to talk and eat.

Dental Care In Alexandria

For as long as you reasonably can, hold onto the teeth you have left. If there comes a point where your teeth really are too few and too damaged to do you any good, then we will discuss a reliable replacement option.

Visit Farhan Qureshi, DDS in Alexandria to get a smile evaluation and find out how to hold onto your smile for a lifetime!