No matter what your age, losing teeth and getting dentures can be traumatic and life-changing. This transition, however, is especially difficult if it happens when you’re quite young.
How can you deal with the particular challenge of wearing dentures at a relatively young age?
Remember That Dentures Are Common
Older people often need dentures because their teeth are worn out after years of use and disease. But age isn’t the only reason teeth go missing.
The fact is that people of all ages can need dentures because teeth are lost for different reasons completely unrelated to age. Cancer, gum disease, trauma, a genetic condition, or even major acid reflux can all result in tooth damage that necessitates dentures.
You have no need to feel ashamed for needing dentures any more than an amputee needs a wheelchair or prosthetic arm.
Dentures are more common among young people than you may even know. Your denture dentist can connect you with support groups that will help you realize just how common dentures are.
With Time and Practice, You Will Get Used to Your Denture
Dentures don’t feel natural at first. But you can boost your confidence by practicing at home: singing, laughing, chewing food, reading out loud. Do everything until you feel more comfortable. A denture adhesive can also help.
You’re Not Limited to Dentures
You’ve got your whole life ahead of you; it’s far from over just because you have dentures! Being young, you likely have the health and time to invest in a more permanent and natural tooth replacement such as dental implants.
Ask your dentist for more information on modern denture alternatives that won’t interfere with your lifestyle.
Posted on behalf of:
Feather Touch Dental Care
1175 Peachtree St. NW Ste 1204
Atlanta, GA 30361
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