Dentures Are Not Just for Seniors

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Many people mistakenly assume that dentures are only meant for older patients. While it is true that most patients using dentures are seniors, in specific situations even a young adult may have to consider dentures.

Dentures are a traditional prosthetic option for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth in one or both jaws. Full or partial dentures may be used in such cases to restore the functionality and aesthetics of the patient's mouth. Many people lose their teeth as they age, which leads to the impression that dentures are only for seniors. However, the fact is that dentures may also have to be used for a younger patient if they’ve lost several teeth.

Young people can lose their teeth in exceptional situations such as periodontal disease or other pathological conditions. If such conditions are left untreated, it may result in extensive tooth decay and gum disease, leading to no other option but to extract the teeth and replace them with dentures.

There’s no shame in having dentures and we specialize in all ages, and any custom situation.

Serious loss of teeth in young adults may occur due to several factors. In some cases, it may be a hereditary condition, but in most cases it is the result of poor dental hygiene in childhood. If the young patient is unable to afford treatment for several teeth, dentures may be the next best option as it is a relatively more affordable treatment.

Dentures for younger people may also be necessary in case where the patient suffers from an oral deformity by birth, an accident, or disease such as juvenile arthritis. Some young patients may suffer from a disruptive demineralization process in the body, which could also result in multiple tooth loss.

High quality dentures are available from Berlanga Dentures which can provide improved functionality and aesthetics. For older patients, functionality is the primary concern, but for younger adults’ aesthetics is usually an equally important concern.

If you or a loved one is considering dentures, we recommend scheduling an appointment to discuss all your options. Berlanga Dentures in Tacoma and Puyallup has three convenient locations. Schedule an appointment today!

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