North River Dental Care

When Is the Right Time to Consider Dentures?

a dentist holds dentures to show a patient a potential tooth replacement option

Dentures can be a great tooth replacement solution for many different ages of patients, not just seniors! Modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. To help you decide whether you should consider dentures to replace your missing teeth, we’ve answered frequently asked questions about this beneficial restorative treatment:

Why Should I Consider Dentures?

Not only are missing teeth a major disruption to your appearance, but they can also negatively impact your ability to talk, chew, and perform other daily activities. Along with dental implants, dentures are a common treatment for missing teeth. Unlike dental implants, dentures are not invasive and do not require any surgery. They’re also affordable and durable, lasting for about decade.

Are Dentures a One-Size-Fits-All Option?

Dentures are a versatile treatment that our team will personalize to your needs. For example, full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, while partial dentures attach a framework to remaining healthy teeth to replace a smaller number of missing teeth. We custom-create each set of dentures we provide to our patients. Using impressions, we’ll ensure that your personal dentures fit snugly around your gums and in your mouth so they’re comfortable to use.

When Is the Right Time for Restorative Treatment?

We recommend replacing missing teeth as soon as you can afford. Doing so will preserve your oral health and quality of life. Even though dentures are commonly thought to be for patients over 50, younger patients may also find that dentures are the best option for their individual needs.

How Do I Start the Process to Replace My Teeth?

If trying to decide which restorative treatment is best for you feels overwhelming, you don’t have to do it alone! During your consultation for restorative treatment, Dr. Bailey will go over each of your options while keeping your oral health history and your goals in mind. To schedule an appointment or ask our team any questions, please contact us today.

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