Available options for saving your natural teeth and having a beautiful smile have exploded in recent years. Adult braces and retainers, root canals, crowns and veneers can help you keep your natural teeth far longer than you may have previously thought. With that said, there comes a time when you may need to consider getting fitted with dentures to have a healthy mouth and a quality smile.
Poor Bone Quality
Some people naturally have very delicate bones, while others suffer from bone degeneration caused by disease, age, or some types of medication. Those with poor bone quality are not usually good candidates for implants or extensive restoration work, as their teeth may be equally fragile. Dentures are often the best course of treatment for such individuals, especially if the natural teeth are also fragile.
Advanced Gum Disease
Gum disease has the potential to open your mouth to infection. This can cause tooth loss, sensitivity throughout your mouth and painful infections. If your gum disease is advanced and you are in pain or have frequent infection, dentures may be the right course of action for you. For some patients, pulling the teeth and allowing the gums to heal will improve their quality dramatically. Of course, talk to our dentist about your specific case.
If you have only modest insurance or no insurance at all, restorative dentistry could affect your budget. The costs to save a single natural tooth can be several thousand dollars, depending on the treatment plan. If all of your teeth need treatment, you could wind up paying the cost of a new car or more. Dentures are certainly less expensive than extensive restorative work and, once your dentures fit well, may not need adjustments for years to come.
Peace of Mind
For those who have poor natural teeth, every meal they eat comes with anxiety. They may avoid crunchy veggies or fresh fruit, afraid they may break a tooth. They are forced to avoid delicious cuisine just to circumvent a trip to the dentist. With dentures, you can enjoy a rich and varied diet without any anxiety.
Contact Us Today
Deciding to get dentures is a big step, but it’s one with many advantages. If your natural teeth need extensive restoration and you’re considering moving on to dentures, visit Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry, located in Champions Gate and Winter Haven. Call today for a consultation.