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Should You Be a Certain Age Before Getting Dentures?

Should You Be a Certain Age Before Getting Dentures?

When you think of dentures, you may think about them being used for older patients, but did you know that they can be beneficial for patients of all ages? Our dentists in Surrey talk about tooth replacement with dentures, whether they are more suitable at a certain age and what to know about having them.

If you're missing a tooth, whether because be decay, damage or preventive care, you will need some form of tooth replacement. Dentures are a common type of tooth replacement as they can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and are used on patients in many different age groups. You will be relieved to learn that there are no age restrictions for determining whether you are a suitable candidate for dentures. Here we discuss the use of dentures and how they can benefit patients, even those who are younger:

What age should you be to have dentures?

Some people have lost their teeth as a result of illnesses, while others have poor oral health as a result of a poor diet or consuming too much sugar. No matter the cause, dentures may be a suitable option to replace the missing teeth.

Depending on their circumstances, requirements and individual assessment from their dentist, some patients will opt for dentures over dental implants, which can be more expensive. You may also need either full or partial dentures. The type of dentures that you have will depend on the number of teeth that you are missing.

Are there any concerns when you have dentures?

Dentures can affect patients who are in their thirties, forties, and younger just as much as those who are in their seventies and older. For patients experiencing advanced decay or damage, the dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics to treat any possible infection before they begin treating the teeth. This will help prevent the spread of bacteria into your bloodstream in order to prevent further infections and medical concerns.

What to Expect When You Have Dentures

When you are scheduled to have dentures, your dentist will need to remove the teeth that are currently causing issues. When you experience tooth loss without having a tooth replacement, you can experience a number of concerns such as bone loss and shifting teeth. This can cause a sunken appearance in the face.  Even children who are still losing their baby teeth can experience this change. Dentures can keep skin looking healthy and stop the sallowness brought on by tooth loss behind the cheek skin. Furthermore, a youthful appearance can be prolonged by cheek skin that is smooth and well-supported.

Adjusting to new dentures will take time but it shouldn't take too long at all. Many people adjust to the top dentures quicker than the bottom.

Dentures can improve oral health regardless of the age when you receive them. Dentures can make you appear younger, smile more alluringly, and speak more clearly. Additionally, eating may be more convenient.

Would you like to learn more about tooth replacement options such as dentures? Contact your Surrey dentist today to request an appointment.

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