Wondering how to tell if you need dentures?
When you think of the word dentures, chances are you are thinking about an older individual that may or may not have grandchildren. Interestingly enough, dentures have become more prevalent in a much younger crowd. More than 20 million people wear some form of dentures (partial or full) and 15% have dentures made each year. So how do you tell if you need them? The only one who can really tell if it’s time for you to get dentures or partials is your dentist. Graham Farless D.D.S. of Greensboro, NC has the expert knowledge and expertise to suggest dentures after a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. If dentures are suggested by Dr. Farless, there are several denture options available and he will help you decide which is best for you.
The following are some signs that you are a good candidate for dentures:
Poor dental health. The best prevention is being proactive with your oral health. Daily brushing and flossing are necessary, but also getting a checkup every six months will help stop any diseases or issues that may arise before they lead to dentures. If your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, it’s a sign that something is wrong and should be addressed as soon as possible. Gum disease are the beginnings to having tooth loss and dentures will be in your future if ignored.
Severe tooth decay: if the teeth are so decayed they are beyond repair, then they will need to be pulled. If it’s only a few teeth, a bridge can be used. If a majority of the teeth are decayed or missing, a full denture would be needed. If you are beginning to lose teeth and gaps are beginning to widen, it is possible you are in advanced stages of periodontal or gum disease.
If you are experiencing difficulty eating certain foods or have developed indigestion as of late, these may also be signs that something is wrong. If it hurts to chew, many will swallow larger pieces in order to draw the least amount of pain. This will cause your stomach to work harder, leaving you with indigestion. It’s important to pay attention to little signs your body is giving you.
Thanks to the modern advancements in technology, dentures are not what they used to be. There are several restorative dental options available from different shapes, sizes, colors and the new dental implant supported dentures. They are custom fitted to give you the smile you have always wanted and no one will have to know you are wearing dentures.
Don’t be afraid to get dentures! Make an appointment today with Dr. Farless at 336-282-2868.
Dr. Farless also proudly serves Brown Summit, Jamestown, High Point, McLeansville, Summerfield and all surrounding areas.