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When confronting tooth loss, looking into all the options can be confusing and overwhelming. Our caring staff at 772 Implant strive to make the process as easy as possible for you – giving you all the facts and helping you decide what works best for you. Dr. James Horan provides many different options for tooth loss, including full dentures. If you are considering getting a complete set of dentures, here’s what you should know.
Full & conventional dentures are used as a removable dental appliance when all of your teeth are missing. Furthermore, if you have a few remaining natural teeth, they can be removed to place full dentures.
Additionally, modern dentures use a hard resin material, such as acrylic, nylon, or metal. They contain a complete set of artificial teeth that rest on a material made to look like your natural gums.
Many people assume that dentures are for older people. But truthfully, people as young as 30 can get dentures. Listed below are some of the most common causes of tooth loss that can eventually lead to dentures:
[Gum Disease] Gingivitis and periodontitis are the top cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is the reason for 70% of missing teeth in adults.
[Cavities/Tooth Decay] Poor oral hygiene causes tooth decay, and if left untreated, often leads to tooth loss.
[Poor Nutrition] Eating foods that contain lots of sugar can ultimately lead to tooth decay and subsequent tooth loss. Researchers also think that diets that lack certain essential nutrients can lead to more severe cases of gum disease. An unhealthy diet may cause the teeth in your mouth to be more vulnerable to infection.
[Smoking] The chemicals in tobacco can cause many issues in your mouth. Smoking dries out your mouth, damages the tissues in your mouth, and causes your gums to recede. In return, smoking then leads your gums and roots vulnerable to bacteria. Smoking can eventually lead to tooth loss.
[Other Medical Conditions] Health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, diabetes, and inflammatory arthritis can cause tooth loss.
The time it takes for you to get dentures depends on your specific treatment plan. If you need teeth extracted first, your mouth will need some time to heal afterward. After that, your dentist will need to make impressions of your mouth before they can get started on making the dentures.
Next, you may need to come in a few times for fittings and adjustments before your dentures are made and ready to wear.
The cost of the entire process depends on whether you will need extractions first. Our office participates with many insurance plans to help with the cost of your dentures. If your insurance will not cover the cost, we have payment plans available.
There are a lot of considerations when deciding whether to get dentures or dental implants. Our experienced team is dedicated to making sure you get the treatment that works best for you and your lifestyle. If full dentures sound like the right fit for you, or if you have any questions, call 772 Implant today and set up a complimentary consultation.