Adults of all ages can have dentures – they can be a good solution for missing teeth. But they’re not the only solution and your DB Dental specialist will be able to assess whether dentures are right for you.
Do young people get dentures?
Surely only old people get dentures – they’re not something you have to think about if you’re under 70? Actually, hold up. You can be a young adult with dentures and they can bring back your smile in situations where your own teeth are missing.
Nobody plans to have dentures early on, but they can be a good choice for a variety of reasons and a variety of ages.
Ideally, you avoid losing teeth in the first place by keeping your teeth and gums healthy and having regular checkups with your DB Dental practitioner.
Why do people have to wear dentures?
If you’ve lost teeth for any reason, dentures can be used to fill in the gaps. Denture plates are set with ceramic or acrylic teeth which are made to look just like your own teeth. You may need only a partial denture if it’s just a couple of teeth missing, or you might need a full set.
Aside from your appearance, dentures are important because they give you back your jaw function and help you eat more effectively. Your dentures are custom-designed and made over several appointments.
They are removable for sleeping and they must be cleaned, just like teeth, so they don’t stain and don’t encourage bacteria in your mouth.
What are my options for missing teeth?
If you’re missing teeth or will need some removed, discuss possible treatments with your DB Dental practitioner. Dentures are one way of replacing missing teeth.
Temporary dentures may also be used if you’ve had jawbone surgery and time is needed before implants can be fitted.
Even if you’re missing most or all of your teeth, implants can be made to create bridges fixed into the jaw to support adjoining artificial teeth. Your DB Dental specialist will be able to assess if this is suitable for your jaw.
How much do dentures and implants cost?
It’s important to check with your DB Dental specialist to work out the best treatment for your situation. Extras health insurance may cover some of the costs of your treatment, but you should check first if you have a waiting period, a lifetime limit or whether the particular treatment is covered. Your dentist will be able to explain what costs will be involved for your options.
DB Dental also has payment plans for eligible patients to help with unexpected dental costs. Contact your DB Dental specialist online now to book an appointment to discuss your treatment options.