I need dentures, where do I start?
The best starting point to see if dentures are an option for you is to see a denturist.
A denturist is a specialist with specific training focused on the restoration and replacement of teeth. A denturist will also be able to explain all your options and help you find a solution that is best for you and your budget.
What types of dentures are there?
Dentures may replace all or only some of the teeth. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all the teeth are known as partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present, and cover and rest on the tissue and bone where the teeth are missing. Dental implants can also be used to restore and stabilize partial dentures as well.
What is the average cost of dentures?
Denture fees vary widely based on many factors including the complexity of your situation. However, here at Berlanga Dentures we will try to find a solution that will work for you and your budget.
How Do I Know if I Need Dentures?
You might think that dentures are only for older people, but that isn’t completely true. Tooth loss and dental problems are a fact of life for people of all ages, and dentures may become something you have to deal with sooner than expected.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that you can remove and put back in as needed. Contrary to popular belief, there is not one single type of denture. In fact, there is a wide variety of denture types and they can be customized to your unique dental needs. While some people need a full set of dentures, others may only need a partial set. Your denturist can tell you what your specific needs are and whether it’s time to explore your options for a full or partial set.
Signs You May Need Dentures
That said, there are symptoms you may notice that can clue you in to the possibility that dentures may be in your future. Such as:
Gum inflammation may be a sign of (or precursor for) periodontitis, which is a severe gum infection that damages the supporting structures of your teeth. Untreated, this can lead to tooth loss.
Advanced tooth decay
A cavity here or there isn’t seriously detrimental to your overall oral health — if you promptly address the issue. However, a cavity that goes neglected can significantly impact the health of your tooth and can ultimately result in tooth loss.
Dental pain isn’t normal. Pain can indicate a wide variety of oral health issues, some of which can lead to a changing smile and tooth loss.
What to Expect with Dentures?
As mentioned above, dentures aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution to missing teeth. They are always custom-made to work with your smile. And while they do take some getting used to, modern dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
You may or may not need dentures at some point in your life, and it could be earlier or later in life – it all depends on your personal situation and overall oral health. If you have questions or concerns about the health of your mouth or teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with your denturist to get the care you need.
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