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Dentures Can Be a Great Option, Even if You Are Young
Posted on 6/22/2020 by Front Desk
Dentures Can Be a Great Option, Even if You Are YoungThe image used to be that only older people would need dentures, but dentures are for younger people as well. There are young adults in their 20's and 30's and 40's who may need or want dentures for various reasons. There may have already been loss of teeth from some advanced gum or tooth decay. Many young adults also suffer from medical issues, that could cause them to want or need dentures, conditions such as chronic acid reflux is one. Perhaps there has been a single catastrophic event or accident that has caused massive oral trauma, such as sports injuries or perhaps a serious car accident.

Regardless of the reason for the dentures, the important factor is to receive them in order for your overall oral health, and the function of your mouth can be restored, as well as the confidence you will have again once your teeth have been restored.

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There have been tremendous advances in how dentures are made. They are no longer the over-sized teeth that look awkward and fake. Dentures in many instances, with the help of modern-day equipment often look better than your own natural teeth, and many find them more attractive. There are many choices now with the type of dentures you may want to choose – such as full or partial dentures, implanted dentures, and removable dentures.

Missing teeth, some or all always makes you a good candidate for dentures, no matter your age. Dentures are not just to make your smile look better, although that is the outward appearance reward. When you have missing teeth, it is more difficult for several reasons, and you have trouble speaking, chewing food is more difficult. Having missing teeth always affects the overall health of your remaining teeth as well as your jaw and your gums. Gaps created make other teeth able to move and then they become unaligned. When you do not have a tooth root and your gums and jawbone have no stimulation they begin to atrophy. Missing teeth also may have negative consequences for your professional life and with confidence in your personal life.

So, if you have missing teeth, no matter your age, it is the function of dentures to help restore your mouth's functioning and look. If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk about how dentures may be an option for you, please call our office. We will schedule an appointment for you to help you learn more about the restoration process.
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