Why More Americans Need Dentures Than Before
At What Age Do You Need Dentures?
Many people have the idea that there is an age associated with dentures. However, it is not uncommon for adults to start losing permanent teeth at the age of 17 on account of tooth decay.
It is estimated that 69% of adults that are between 35-44 years old have at least one or more missing teeth. Even at this young of an age, they may need full or partial dentures, or dental implants.
How Edentulism Affects Patients
- Nutritional changes
- Coronary artery disease
- Some forms of cancer
- Mental health
Dentures Replace Your Missing Teeth
The good news is that there is a solution. Over the last 2000 years, the act of fabricating dentures has greatly changed. Now, the process includes only the finest biocompatible materials. Denture teeth are made out of polymers that look more lifelike than in the past. If you are edentulous or about to become such, know that you are living in the age where a solution is available.
Types of Dentures
Dentures come in a variety of options. Generally speaking, when one mentions having a denture, they are referencing a full mouth denture. In addition to conventional, full mouth dentures, other types exist.
Other forms include:
Although all are similar in that they replace missing teeth and gum tissue, they each offer different pros and cons.
Contact Us Today For An Appointment
If you’ve lost all of your teeth or are on the verge of losing your teeth, talk to Dr. Jason Roe and the team here at Pro Dental Dallas. We take in patients from Dallas, Plano, Richardson, and surrounding areas. Let our team work with you to achieve your goals and give you back your smile.