Dentures may feel like they were thrust upon you by nature and time but they can actually have some great benefits that could make you think twice about the way you look at dentures and their use. We all will eventually lose permanent teeth in our mouths but there is a stigma around dentures mostly around age and various ageist stereotypes that come with it.
Dentures are incredibly beneficial and can even improve your quality of life.
Understanding exactly what dentures are and what they do is extremely important to making the right decision when it comes to a permanent solution to tooth loss as an adult. You also should understand the underlying causes behind tooth loss. Knowing this, you can best understand the unparalleled benefits of utilizing dentures as a replacement for missing teeth.
Below is some important information about your tooth health, how it changes with age, and how dentures can help you regain your quality of life.
What Exactly Are Dentures?
Dentures are, in short, false teeth that replace missing natural teeth in your mouth. Some people utilize dentures after missing a few teeth and some people have an entire mouthful of missing teeth that dentures replace. It’s not just about hiding gaps in your teeth and bringing confidence back to your smile, but replacing your teeth functionally, giving you the ability to eat and drink the foods you love and not compromise because of your lack of teeth.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
A lot of things in life will cause you to lose your teeth. Sometimes it’s decay and teeth need to be removed before the rot causes an infection, sometimes it’s periodontal disease, and for others it’s because an accident or blunt force incident damaged teeth beyond repair or knocked them out completely. You’ll lose teeth at any point in your life or any number of reasons, making dentures a great option at multiple points in your life.
There are many benefits to utilizing dentures. One great thing is they can be removed at will making them easy to clean. They’re lightweight and can often be mad from completely natural materials. They tend to work with virtually any facial features and boost any smile. Dentures are often cost effective and a more economic option than implants.
What other options do I have for missing teeth?
Dental implants are a more permanent and expensive option for individual tooth loss but if you have multiple teeth missing, dentures are usually the better option.
How much do dentures cost?
Dentures tend to cost between $1300-$2000 one time for the whole process making them more cost effective than tooth implants which tend to run that cost per tooth.
Talk to your dentist about your options when it comes to finally getting dentures and bringing your quality of life back.
If you are considering dentures or want to restore your smile, Sedki Dentistry Commerce Twp can help. Dr. Sedki has twenty years’ experience and offers the latest in modern dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental treatments and more. Call our Commerce Twp dental clinic today to learn more about your smile options with a Free Dental Consultation!