The Disadvantages People Face With Dentures

People who wear dentures often experience extreme self-consciousness. A survey by Upwave revealed that more than 53% of respondents were 44-years old or younger when they first got dentures. The study reveals the disadvantages people face with dentures. Here are the study results.

Dentures cause self-consciousness at work.
  • 38% said dentures have affected their careers
  • 37% felt intimidated speaking to others
  • 33% lacked confidence in meetings
  • 23% avoided job interviews
Dentures have a negative impact on romance.
  • 42% said dentures have a negative impact on their love lives
  • 42% fear bad breath
  • 24% are afraid to kiss passionately
  • 42% worried about dentures dislodging
Dentures cause anxiety about eating.
  • 54% worry about food getting caught in their dentures
  • 50% avoid eating hard foods
  • 50% avoid eating corn on the cob
  • 34% avoid eating apples
  • 33% avoid eating nuts
  • 23% avoid eating steak
  • 10% avoid social situations
Here are some additional facts that people revealed:
  • Dentures are a social embarrassment
  • 63% kept their dentures a secret from someone
  • 32% kept their dentures a secret from friends
  • 10% kept their dentures a secret from family
  • 7% kept their dentures a secret from their spouse
  • 20% avoid smiling in social situations

Proper denture care is crucial to oral health. Dental implants provide alternative solutions to wearing dentures. Dental implants can help people with dentures overcome their fears and give them confidence.


About Thomas Gonzales, D.D.S.

Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. is a Los Angeles dentist with advanced training in dental implants. He has 45 years’ experience and is licensed in IV Sedation. Dr. Gonzales has taught courses worldwide on dental implants for Noris Medical, Neodent, Nobel, LVI Global, and Dental Implant Institute. He was a professor of IV Sedation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and a neuromuscular dentistry instructor for Loma Linda Medical Center. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He served in the United States Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran.



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by Thomas Gonzales D.D.S.

Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. is a Los Angeles dentist with advanced training in dental implants. He has 46 years’ experience and is licensed in IV Sedation. Dr. Gonzales has taught courses worldwide on dental implants including for Noris Medical, Nobel, Neodent, LVI Global and Dental Implant Institute. He was a professor of IV Sedation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and a neuromuscular dentistry instructor for Loma Linda Medical Center. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He served in the United States Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran.

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