Dental Tips Blog

Jan
21

The Best Time to Get Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Whether you like the idea of dentures or not, they could be the ticket to keeping your smile strong and beautiful.

This is completely regardless of age. Getting false teeth is not the inevitable part of aging that many people believe it to be. It all depends on your dental needs.

At what point are dentures necessary?

When to Get a Denture

Signs you can benefit from new teeth include:

  • Extensive decay in many of your existing teeth
  • Loose adult teeth
  • “Long teeth” due to excessive gum recession
  • You have a hard time chewing food
  • You’re too embarrassed to smile around other people

Dentures aren’t just for people who have no teeth at all. If your existing teeth are few in number or in bad shape, your dentist may recommend extractions followed up with a dental prosthetic.

Don’t Wait Any Longer!

The good news is that you can avoid dentures simply by taking good care of your teeth.

But if your teeth are already done for, then it’s time to start warming up to the idea of a denture. Don’t put it off because the longer you go without teeth, the more your jawbone will deteriorate. The more this happens, the harder it will be to fit you for dentures.

In short, now is a good time to start investigating the possibility of a denture. Your dentist might feel that you’ve got enough teeth left to support restorations like crowns and bridges. After a professional dental evaluation, you’ll know for sure what your smile needs.

Are you ready to get your first denture?  Call your dentist today to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of:
Bayshore Dental Center
810 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd #2900
Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 330-2006

Jan
9

Scared to Get Dentures?

Posted in Dentures

Getting dentures marks the start of a major life transition. Whether you face having your remaining teeth extracted or have been without teeth for some time, a new set of dentures will be an adjustment to anyone. It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit apprehensive!

Why You Dread Dentures. . . And Why You Don’t Need To

Most people feel that nothing else else says “age” quite like dentures do. Despite the stigma attached to dentures, even some fairly young people need these vital prosthetics, so they’re necessary “just for old people.”

Like other denture patients, you may worry that your new smile won’t look natural. Is this justified? Not anymore. Today’s dentures are custom-designed to suit your unique smile preferences. No one ever has to know that you’ve had dental work.

Maybe you fear not being able to chew or speak as well. Research shows that a denture is about 75% less effective than natural teeth when it comes to biting. But you’d be surprised at all you can manage with an accurately-fitted prosthetic, especially one supported by dental implants. It’s far better than having trouble eating!

What if your denture slides out of place? That can be prevented with four techniques:

  • Having the fit or liner adjusted by your dentist
  • Getting lots of practice
  • Using adhesive in for the first couple of weeks
  • Anchoring your denture to dental implants

Your dentist is your best resource for answering your denture questions. From extractions to healing, your provider will address every concern. “False teeth” get a bad rap, but the benefits of a well-made denture far outweigh the disadvantages. Schedule a consultation today – don’t let apprehension keep you from exploring the possibility of smiling with confidence!

Posted on behalf of:
Definition Dental
12850 SW Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 644-8900

Jan
5

Are You Ready for Dentures?

Posted in Dentures

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
(678) 666-3642

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