Dentures, contrary to popular opinion, are not a rite of passage into mature adulthood. Even adults in their 20’s have needed the help of dentures, while other adults live their entire lives with no need for replacement teeth.
How do you know if dentures are right for you?
Why People Get Dentures
When the vast majority of your teeth are too diseased to repair and need to be extracted, then it’s a good time to start planning for a denture.
Or, perhaps you’ve been without teeth for a while. It may feel like you’re doing just fine, but without the support of a denture, your facial profile can age much more quickly. It can even make it difficult to maintain a balanced diet. Dentures support the shape of your mouth and help keep your smile looking young.
Some people might have several teeth left that could be restored, but they don’t want to treat them. Maybe your health limits your ability to tolerate multiple dental appointments, injections, and fillings.
There are a number of reasons you could decide that now is a good time to go ahead and get a denture.
The Responsibility Involved
Dentures are not a cure-all for every dental problem. You can’t just get a set of false teeth and then not worry about your oral health anymore. They are a big responsibility.
Every denture needs to be cleaned daily to prevent infection and preserve your bone quality. If this sounds like too much work for you, then think carefully before deciding to have all of your teeth pulled.
Ask your dentist if a denture is the best option for your unique smile.
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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