Dentures are a dental prosthetic used to replace both missing teeth and gums. Some refer to them as false teeth or plates. The team here at Pro Dental Dallas provides this treatment option for our patients. Dr. Roe is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and specializes in restorative dentistry.
Why More Americans Need Dentures Than Before
Today, 35 million Americans are edentulous or have lost all of their teeth or need a tooth extraction. They often need to have a tooth extraction done of one or more teeth. That number continues to rise. There are a few factors that contribute to more people needing dentures. For one thing, people are living longer and need a solution to chew their food for a healthy life. Also, the national population grows every year, meaning more patients that need dental care. Having teeth is an extremely important part of eating healthy and staying healthy.
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. The cost varies on these treatments depending on the patient’s specific needs.
How Edentulism Affects Patients
Edentulism can affect our patients negatively. Not only are there health-related concerns, but other reasons as well. These things including:
- 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. Each of these dental treatments have a different cost based on the procedure and materials used. Get in touch with our office to learn the cost of dentures.
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. If you are looking for dentures in the same day, talk with us and we’ll be happy to explain how denture treatments work in our office.
Our office is located in Plano and we are near many other cities in the DFW area. We take in patients that are in Plano, but also near Dallas, Richardson, Addison, and surrounding areas. Let our team work with you to achieve your goals and give you back your smile.