So, your molds have been sent to the local dental lab and you are awaiting the call that tells you that your brand new set of chompers is ready to be put to use. Now is as good a time as any to get a little more familiar with the whole idea of dentures and prosthetic teeth. You have probably heard all kinds of instructions from friends and family members about wearing and using your new dentures, but this well-meaning advice is probably just as good as a tall-tale when you need the truth. Dentures do not work out the same for everyone. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about dentures, and the reality behind them.

Misconception: You just as well get used to it, dentures make you look older than you are.

Reality: Those low-quality dentures that so and so got 20 years ago may not be the most attractive things, but even still, if they were running around toothless beforehand, the dentures most likely did not make them look older. Besides, modern dentures are designed in a dental lab with materials that can offer an end result that appears more natural than ever.

Misconception: You are going to have to learn how to talk all over again.

Reality: You will not have to learn to speak all over again just because you get dentures. The man reason speech is affected with good dentures is that it will enhance how well you can actually pronounce certain sounds. If you have been without teeth for a long time, it may take some time to grow accustomed to having something in your mouth, but this will rarely cause major interaction with how well you can talk.

Misconception: Now that you have dentures, nothing will ever taste the same.

Reality: The change in your mouth can lead to a temporary change in how you experience food. In fact, dentures can make some people salivate more and taste differently for a short amount of time. However, this is not normally a long-term change and you will still be able to enjoy your food after a short adjustment period.

Misconception: At least you will never have to see a dentist again.

Reality: Just because you no longer have natural teeth it does not mean that trips to the dentist will never be necessary. Dentists do not just specialize in healthy teeth, but healthy mouths overall. Furthermore, it is still a good idea to get a checkup on occasion to make sure your dentures do not need to be adjusted as this will ensure you get the most from your prosthetic teeth.

If you always listen to what people tell you, there is no telling what you will expect when you slip on your dentures for the first time. If you have questions and concerns, it is always better to seek the real truth from professionals, like those at Custom Design Ortho Lab, such as the dental lab or dentist, instead of from people you know.