When we think of dentures, we tend to think of our grandparents. Unfortunately, age isn’t the only reason one may have to wear dentures. There are many dental issues that can develop only dentures can treat. This is why it is so important to look after your teeth.
Unfortunately, the only one who can really tell if it is time for you to get dentures is your dentist. And while it is important that your dental professional has the expert knowledge and expertise to suggest dentures, they can only do so after a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. If dentures are suggested, there are several options available so you will need to discuss which is best for you. The following are some signs that you are a good candidate for dentures:
Severe tooth decay. If the teeth are so decayed that they are beyond repair, then they will need to be pulled.
Physical injury. Let’s face it – athletes will likely get injuries. And accidents can happen without warning. Both of these physical injuries can lead to tooth loss and this is an easy fix.
Periodontal disease. If teeth and gums are left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.
If it’s only a few teeth, a bridge can be used. If a majority of the teeth are decayed or missing, a full denture would be needed. Thanks to the modern advancements in technology, dentures are not what they used to be. There are several options available from different shapes, sizes, colors to give you the smile you have always wanted, and no one will know the difference.
For more information about dentures, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve patients from Walnut Creek and all surrounding areas.