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What age should you be to get dentures?

What age should you be to get dentures?

While dentures are often associated with old age and seniors, they have many benefits that can make them a good option for patients of all ages. Our dentists in Surrey discuss the purpose of dentures and whether your age affects the process or your ability to have dentures.

If you are missing any of your teeth, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. Failure to replace them can lead to shifting and potential bone loss. Dentures are a common type of tooth replacement as they can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and are used on patients in many different age groups. You will be relieved to learn that there are no age restrictions for determining whether you are a suitable candidate for dentures. Here we discuss the benefits of dentures and what you can expect at every age.

What is the ideal age for getting dentures?

There are several potential causes of tooth loss. From trauma to decay caused by a lack of oral hygiene. No matter the cause, dentures may be a suitable option to replace the missing teeth.

The ideal tooth replacement will depend on each patient's circumstances. While implants are another common tooth replacement option, dentures may be favoured for being a less expensive option. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you will also either need full or partial dentures. The types of dentures that are recommended will depend on the number of teeth you are missing.

Does my age impact the process of getting dentures?

The process of being fitted with dentures is the same no matter what age you decide to get them. For patients experiencing advanced decay or damage, the dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics to treat any possible infection before they begin treating the teeth. This will help prevent the spread of bacteria into your bloodstream to prevent further infections and medical concerns.

What can I expect when I get dentures?

The first step in getting dentures will be to have the problem teeth removed. When you experience tooth loss without having a tooth replacement, you can experience concerns such as bone loss and shifting teeth. This can cause a sunken appearance in the face.  Even children who are still losing their baby teeth can experience this change. Dentures can keep skin looking healthy and stop the sallowness brought on by tooth loss behind the cheek skin. Furthermore, a youthful appearance can be prolonged by cheek skin that is smooth and well-supported.

Getting used to your new dentures should happen fairly quickly. Many people adjust to the top dentures quicker than the bottom.

Dentures can improve oral health regardless of the age when you receive them. Dentures can make you appear younger, smile more alluringly, and speak more clearly. Additionally, eating may be more convenient.

Tooth Replacement Options at Clover Hills Dental

At our Surrey dental office we offer dental implants and bridges to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed alternative to removable partial or complete dentures.

Would you like to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer at Clover Hills Dental? Contact our Surrey dentist today to request a consultation.

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