Do I Need Dentures?
Many patients come to us with a dental concern or need and learn that they need dentures to correct the problems they are having. Sometimes the hardest part of getting dental prosthetics is knowing which type of prosthetic is best for you and your unique situation. You may need dentures if:
Despite how tiresome it might get and how inconvenient it may be for your busy schedule, visiting the dentist for your checkups is crucial. Without it your teeth and gums may be susceptible to plaque, bacteria, and other dental problems and diseases. Despite the importance of dental checkups, almost half of the American adult population does not get good routine checks and dental cleanings by a professional dentist.
These are classic symptoms of gum inflammation which can quickly lead to major dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Fortunately, just because you have gum disease issues does not necessarily mean you need dentures. However, if the condition worsens or goes unchecked, you will likely need dentures to replace damaged teeth.
Bone loss in the jaw is common with unchecked and advanced dental issues such as gum disease. This can cause teeth to become loose and can lead to them falling out or shifting out of alignment. Advanced dental issues and infections can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate and leads to teeth being weak and loose in the jaw bone.
Once more than two or three teeth are missing most patients start thinking about getting a partial, an implant, or dentures. Other issues with missing teeth can arise because it creates pressure on the remaining teeth. The space also gives room for the remaining teeth to shift and twist, which also weakens them further and makes them more prone to falling out.
Sometimes dentures are an aesthetic choice. If you have unsightly teeth and find that you avoid social encounters, are not smiling and talking as much, and feel embarrassed about your teeth then dentures may be an option for you to consider. They provide a healthier looking smile that can help you get back to living and enjoying your life again.
No matter what your needs are we can provide you with quality and affordable dentures here at Comfort Care Family Dental. Our team of surgeons and prosthodontists are experts in all areas of dental prosthetics and treatments and we can help you get back to living your life free of the hassle, pain, expense, and embarrassment of bad teeth!
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