Dentures or false teeth are custom-made replacements for lost teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, more than 36 million Americans do not have teeth, 120 million have lost at least one tooth, and 90% choose dentures to replace missing teeth.
In this article, our dental experts at Most Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada, share some insights on dentures and whether they are appropriate for all age groups.
When to Get Dentures?
Your dentist may recommend dentures for you if you are missing most of your natural teeth. In general, the most common reasons to get dentures include tooth loss due to:
- Gum disease – bleeding and swollen gums.
- Injury to the teeth (accidents/playing sports, etc.)
Since people of all ages could potentially be affected by any of the reasons listed above, dentures are appropriate for everyone.
Types of Dentures
Below are two of the different types of dentures:
- Complete Dentures
They are recommended for patients who are missing all of their teeth and are more common in adults aged 45 and above.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are recommended to patients who have lost only part of their teeth and are more common in young adults.
Dentures at a Young Age
Generally, it is assumed that only older people get dentures. This isn’t true as younger people may also sometimes need dentures to replace missing teeth lost due to decay or gum disease.
Benefits of Dentures
- Help restore your teeth
- Are custom-made to fit comfortably inside your mouth and look natural
- Restore your eating habits and rectify speech difficulties caused by tooth loss
- Help prevent facial sagging
- Give you a radiant smile
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Dentures should be handled with care. You should brush and rinse your dentures daily with a denture cleaner. When you are not wearing them, put them in a denture cleaning solution or water so that they do not become dry and change their shape.
People of all ages might need dentures due to various reasons. The type of denture required depends on the condition.
To learn more about dentures and their benefits, call Most Dental at (702) 871-0304 or visit us at 6392 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas 89146 for any concerns relating to your dental health.