The Right Age for Dentures?

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Did you know that people have used false teeth for more than 2,000 years? Unfortunately, dentures today have a bad reputation because of how they used to look. In fact, dentures used to look like chunks of chalk. Fortunately, dentures today are made with appearance in mind. In fact, they’re shaped to fit comfortable in your mouth and to offer you a natural look.
Today, dentures are made from higher quality materials such as fiberglass, acrylic and metal. As you probably know, dentures are used to replace missing teeth. This is extremely important because if you don’t replace missing teeth, your remaining teeth can shift. Similarly, if you are missing teeth, you may have difficulty speaking or have a hard time chewing your food properly.
Still, when you think of dentures, do you think of your grandparents? In reality, dentures can benefit anyone who is missing teeth. In fact, y our dentist could recommend a partial denture (if you’re only missing one tooth) or a complete denture to replace all the teeth in a jawline. In fact, rather than worrying about whether or not you’re too young for dentures, we recommend comparing their benefits to other potential restorations.
Aside from helping you speak and eat clearly, dentures can preserve our remaining teeth. Similarly, these useful appliances will also support the sides of your mouth, preventing wrinkles. Finally, of all dental restorations, dentures are the most cost effective.
If you’d like to learn more, please contact Pine Ridge Dental at 402-423-1100. Drs. Tetrick, Vakilzadian, Nolte, King, Murphy, Augustine, and our team are excited to hear from you.