When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you smile? Do you like what you see or do you see teeth that are well beyond the point where they should have been extracted? Teeth that have been so harmed that they just have to come out? Teeth that are so decayed you should probably have had them taken out years ago?
If you have lost teeth, or if you think that it is likely that you will lose more teeth in the very near future, chances are that you should be considering some type of restorative dentistry. So, should you think about dentures? They offer many benefits.
Why Think About Dentures?
You have probably heard that the best course of action when it comes to missing teeth is to consider dental implants. This is actually true; they are the best choice, simply because they look and feel like real teeth.
That said, though, not everyone can afford dental implants. They are very expensive. And if implants are not in the budget, then you will have to consider alternatives. Much of the time, dentures are the best option.
If you have lost many of your teeth, or if your dental health is such that you think that you will probably lose more teeth in the near future, you might want to consider dentures.
The main advantage when it comes to dentures as opposed to implants is simply one of economy. Dentures do not cost much when compared with implants. Dentures will not restore your teeth, or the bone structure in your gums the way that implants will, but they will give you back your appearance.
The type of denture you need will depend on how many teeth are missing, and how much you care about your dental health down the road. If you are just missing two or three teeth, you could consider a removable bridge, or a partial denture. On the other hand, if you think that you might lose a lot of teeth in the near future, you might want to consider just having all of your remaining teeth taken out, and being fitted for full dentures. Talk to your Oswego dentist to find out what solution is best for you.
Denture types can include full dentures, implant supported dentures, and even dentures that can give you back the appearance you lost thanks to a sagging face due to missing teeth; we wouldn’t exactly call it a facelift, but it comes close.
Think About It
Getting dentures is a big decision. Don’t feel that you have to do it right away. Think about what you want in the long terms, and what will work best for you, and then make your decision accordingly.