It is likely that anyone wearing dentures has undergone significant pain for a few years as their teeth deteriorated. Dentures provide a permanent solution and restoration for one's smile, allowing wearers to regain the proper function of their teeth to help with chewing, their overall physical appearance and oral health. Dentures may be recommended for a number of reasons.
For some people who eventually get dentures, years of tooth decay have led to numerous teeth falling out. This can be caused by poor oral hygiene, or they may have hereditary conditions or those related to their diet.
Popularly known as gum disease, untreated periodontal disease can definitely cause the loss of teeth, making dentures an eventuality. As much of 70% of adult tooth loss is directly caused by periodontal disease.
There are numerous symptoms to look for that could indicate the presence of periodontal disease, beginning with the gums themselves. If you are experiencing gums that are tender, swollen, red or bleeding, this could be an indication of gum disease. Loose and shifting teeth are also well-known indicators of the condition. If this describes you, you may want to schedule a consultation to determine if dentures make an appropriate solution for you.
A significant facial injury can lead to numerous teeth falling out or becoming so seriously damaged that they eventually fall out. It is not always possible to preserve a tooth and re-implant it. Dentures can provide a quick and easy restoration of one's smile after undergoing an injury that damages the teeth.
Another common reason for needing dentures after an injury include traffic accidents and sports injuries. When you are young, these types of injuries need not negatively impact your life and well-being.
This involves fully replacing all sets of teeth: both upper and lower. These dentures will be resting upon the gums and are removable at any time. They are most appropriate for anyone who has lost all of their teeth.
You may be advised to get partial dentures if you have a few teeth missing. This is a removable appliance made up of replacement teeth connected to a base that resembles gum tissue.
This is the most long-lasting type of denture. Implant-supported dentures utilize dental implants that are firmly anchored within your jawbone. So they appear quite natural and feel secure in the mouth.
For many patients, comfort is a significant factor in determining the type of dentures that would work best for them. You may select permanent or removable dentures. Construction materials are also an important factor. Ultimately, taking part in a consultation with your dentist can help in selecting the most comfortable fit for you.
If you have recently undergone a significant facial injury that caused the loss of multiple teeth, or if you have been dealing with tooth decay or gum disease, it may be time to look into the possibility of getting dentures. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation.