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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go for DIY Replacement Teeth

June 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ornelasdental @ 3:05 pm
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If you’re struggling with tooth loss, then you’ll want to address it by getting replacement teeth sooner rather than later. Some people in this situation have even begun to consider DIY options for restoring their bites, especially since these products seem to be more cost-effective. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While trying to save money with these options, you might end up encountering more problems in the long run. Here are three major reasons why you should avoid DIY replacement teeth, and instead visit your dentist for help.

#1: Your Tooth Will Likely Look Fake

You may be able to purchase moldable materials that are supposed to be shaped into the object you’re hoping to develop. Unfortunately, these DIY options will often end up forming an unnatural-looking prosthetic. This is because these products require an artistic hand to create the proper results. On the other hand, dentists and dental technicians have the experience and skills to craft and construct personalized restorations/prosthetics. Even if you need a crown, bridge, or denture, they can make an effective tooth-replacement product with meticulous attention to detail.

#2: They Can Cause More Damage

If you’re missing one or several teeth and decide to get DIY replacement teeth, you might notice over time that they won’t fit in your mouth as well as before. This is because they won’t be constructed out of the same high-quality material as professional restorations or prosthetics that your dentist can provide. If they don’t fit properly, you can end up experiencing changes in your facial structure, your jawbone can become weaker, and your remaining teeth may end up feeling looser. This can even be due to harmful bacteria that accumulate underneath your DIY prosthetics, increasing the risk of oral health issues.

#3: You Might Spend Extra Money

Products that aren’t professionally made won’t have the same detail and quality material, especially if precise impressions weren’t made to construct them. For this reason, they can easily become damaged, warped, or compromised, meaning you’ll likely have to pay for replacements prematurely. By seeking treatment from your dentist, you can save more money while enjoying a complete smile for a much longer time.

If you want to save money while restoring your missing pearly whites, consult your dentist for help first! They can use their professional expertise to construct a more reliable, comfortable, and cost-effective solution for rebuilding your smile.

About the Author

Dr. Joe Ornelas is proud to provide the high-quality and comfortable dental care our patients are looking for. He studied at Indiana University School of Dentistry, regularly seeks continuing education, and is a member of various organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Northwest Indiana Dental Society, and the Master Series Study Club. If you’d like to know more about dentures or want to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call him at 219-663-2892.

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