When you greet someone, what do you do? Smile. When something makes you happy, what do you do? Smile.
Smiling allows us to express the joy we have in our hearts. But, what if you couldn’t smile? Or, what if you could but didn’t want to because of your teeth? You would have to hold in your happiness, or just miss out on it altogether, which isn’t fair.
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million people living in the United States do not have any teeth. Fortunately, if you are one of the 36 million, you do not have to live without your smile, especially when Shelby Dental Center is here to help you get your smile back through dentures.
The Emotional Impact of Dentures
There are a number of reasons why people lose their teeth, including but not limited to:
- High blood pressure
- Poor diet
- Poor hygiene
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Tooth loss can be extremely embarrassing. Because of the fear of judgment from others, as well as feeling ashamed, many people who have tooth loss will prevent themselves from smiling.
But, more than smiling, people who experience tooth loss also seem to hold themselves back from living their lives to the fullest, such as going after a job they really want, meeting new people, going on a date, etc.
Something that might not seem like a big deal is a very big deal for those people who lack the confidence because of tooth loss. If this sounds like you, the team at Shelby Dental Center wants to help you stop putting your life on hold by considering dentures, to get not just your smile back, but also your life.
“There are people who have trained themselves not to smile for years, because they are ashamed,” explains Scott Ford, Head Dental Technician at Shelby Dental Center. “For people who choose to go the route of dentures, it can change so much more than their smile. Their entire life changes.”
Get Back to Living!
Shelby Dental Center offers a variety of choices when it comes to choosing either dentures or implants, if able. During your initial appointment, the caring and friendly staff at Shelby Dental will be able to answer all of your questions and concerns, as well as provide you with options when it comes to regaining your smile!
“The change is almost instant when it comes to our patients self-esteem after getting dentures,” Ford says. “Many times when patients come back for their after picture, I will not recognize them. They will have not just a new smile, but a new haircut or dressed up. You can really see the overall confidence they have been given. It is amazing to witness.”
To schedule an appointment at Shelby Dental Center to discuss whether dentures or implants would be best for you, call (205) 664-1190. Our office is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.