While there are many parts of the aging process that you can’t prevent, you might be surprised to learn that the getting dentures part is optional.
At least, they won’t be in your future if you don’t want them to be.
Do Older People Really Need Dentures?
Back in the day, preventative dentistry wasn’t a thing. People only got dental care once they had a sore tooth that needed attention. As teeth experienced more wear and neglect over decades, they eventually all fell out until finally, the individual had to get a set of false teeth.
Fast-forward a couple more generations, however, and kids are getting dental care at an earlier age. Standard dental services nowadays include preventative and corrective measures like sealants, fluoride, orthodontics, and silver diamine fluoride. These treatments now prevent most kids from losing their teeth to disease altogether.
Adults today are more dental health-conscious and want to keep their natural smiles for as long as possible. Statistics prove that now more than ever before, adults of retirement age and beyond still have most of their natural teeth.
Alternatives to Dentures
What if it’s too late for you? Your teeth are on their way out. Instead of getting them all pulled, however, your dentist can help you restore to health as many natural teeth as possible so that they can support a partial denture or bridge. Dental implants are also a great option for replacing missing teeth.
Avoid Getting Dentures
Taking great care of your tooth and gum health right now is the key to holding onto your teeth for life. Regular dental checkups will also help. Contact your dentist for more smile-saving tips. It’s not too late to get started!
Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
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