When you are single and learn that you need dentures, you may be anxious about dating with dentures among many other things.
As more younger people are having to get false teeth it is becoming more socially acceptable. There is no need to be ashamed of wearing dentures, but no need to broadcast it either.
Most people don’t want anyone to know that they wear false teeth, and among the biggest fears about dating is that a potential new partner will immediately know and be put off by dentures.
Can you imagine any dating sector featuring an add saying, ‘denture wearer seeks someone to enjoy life with’?
The fact that you no longer have all your own teeth shouldn’t put the right person off, but nevertheless there are some concerns which are commonly raised by dating people with false teeth.
Let’s take the most common questions and try to answer them.
Will My Date Know I’m Wearing Dentures?
It’s impossible to guarantee that your date won’t know you have false teeth. However, if your teeth fit well, or you have permanent dentures or denture implants, then chances are they won’t notice at all.
If your teeth don’t fit well, there are things you can do to help. There are plenty of denture fixatives on the market which will hold teeth in place. You can also have your dentures relined so that they fit better.
What About Kissing When You Have False Teeth?
You would imagine that by the time you get around to kissing your date, you have already got to know the type of person they are.
A person who would never date someone with dentures is likely to be superficial in general.
If you’ve already formed the impression that they are superficial, you will also have already decided if you want to date that type of person.
As before, if your teeth fit properly or are permanently fixed in place, you shouldn’t have to worry about them moving around when you kiss.
If you do it when you feel totally at ease, kissing with dentures shouldn’t be a concern.
What About Eating, Drinking, And Laughing With Dentures?
If you’re concerned about these matters, why not suggest a first date which involves none of them?
On the other hand, why not just make sure your teeth are held in place properly, and don’t choose anything from the menu that would cause you a problem when you eat it.
Even those with a full set of pearly white natural teeth usually avoid eating foods that could cause problems. For instance, no one want to be picking slivers of lamb chops from their teeth on a first date, natural teeth or false.
It’s unlikely that many people on the dating scene will have one hundred percent perfect teeth, and if they do then they’re very lucky.
Regardless, before any date you should:
- Make sure your teeth are clean
- Make sure your breath is fresh
- And, rest assured that any person who is put off by false teeth alone, is probably not the kind of person you want to spend time with.