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Do You Have to Be a Certain Age to Have Dentures?

Do You Have to Be a Certain Age to Have Dentures?

Because many people associate dentures with the elderly, you may be wondering if you have to be a certain age to wear them. Summerland dentists explain how we would determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.

Many people do not have all of their natural teeth for a variety of reasons. These individuals are of varying ages. Complete or partial dentures may be the best option if you are missing one or more teeth. This is because there are numerous things to consider. There are no age restrictions on whether or not you would be a good candidate for dentures.

Today, we'll go over some of the reasons why many patients choose dentures at a young age, as well as what you can expect.

Why would I need dentures at an early age?

For a variety of reasons, the number of people who use dentures to replace missing teeth has increased over the last few decades. Some people have poor oral health because they ate too many sugary treats as children or because they now eat a poor diet. Others have lost teeth due to medical issues.

Your dentist should conduct an assessment of your unique situation. Certain patients prefer dentures over dental implants, which may be more expensive.

Are there any risks associated with dentures that I should be aware of?

Dentures are no more dangerous for people in their thirties, forties, or younger than they are for older people. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics. They can combat bacteria in your teeth and gums that may enter your bloodstream.

Is there anything else I should know about receiving dentures at such a young age?

Getting dentures, no matter how old you are, is a major dental procedure because some of your teeth should most likely have to be extracted. The bones that hold your face together should eventually break down, giving you a "caved-in" appearance.

There is a period in your life when you are still young and have not lost any teeth. Dentures can help you maintain healthy skin and avoid the sallow appearance caused by missing teeth behind the skin of your cheeks. Furthermore, if the skin on your cheeks is smooth and well-supported, you should appear younger for a longer period.

Upper dentures are more likely to become habitual than lower dentures. Remember that dentures can help you improve your oral health regardless of your age. Dentures can also help you speak more clearly, maintain a beautiful smile, and maintain the shape of your face. Furthermore, you may find it easier to eat.

Do you want to find out if you could wear dentures? Please contact our Summerland dentists to set up a meeting. We try to give each of our patients unique advice.

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