How Dentures Can Change Your Smile Forever

A common complaint amongst seniors is teeth softening or tooth decay. Even if you religiously brush and floss your teeth three times a day, everyday as we get older, our teeth also get older. And this means that even with proper care, we can start to experience serious problems. Another common problem is teeth sensitivity. As our teeth wear down with age, the enamel begins to wear away which can lead to exposure of nerves. This can be incredibly painful and cause that “throbbing” pain that won’t go away. It can also make eating hot or cold foods difficult and painful. As a senior citizen, you have lived a long life and just want to relax and enjoy the foods you love. Being unable to indulge in a cold bowl of ice cream or a hot bowl of chili can be very upsetting.

When too many of your teeth are suffering from the issues listed above, your dentist might suggest that you simply get the compromised teeth removed and transition into dentures. This might seem like a scary step, but in fact, it can be one of the greatest things you ever do in your later years. Instead of suffering from constant tooth pain or eating issues, you will have a set of false teeth that can bite through anything and won’t cause you pain.

If you have been dealing with teeth issues for some time now and think you might be a good candidate for dentures, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. They will do a thorough examination to see if you are in fact a good candidate. If they deem you are, you will get fitted for a set – either partial or full – and then you will have to wait a few days/weeks for the dentures to arrive. There are so many benefits to getting dentures as a senior. Find out more on how dentures can bring back your smile and make eating your favorite foods easy again.

  1. Replace Missing or Decayed Teeth

One of the major uses for dentures is to replace missing or decayed teeth. Once you reach a certain age, decaying teeth are inevitable. And when they are beyond saving with a cavity filling, the whole tooth must be extracted. This will leave a large gap or hole in your gum line. If you only have one tooth where this needs to happen, you might be able to get a dental implant and be on your way. But if you have multiple, individual dental implants can become extremely expensive and impractical. This is where a set of full or partial dentures could really come in handy. If you have been suffering from tooth decay and have had multiple teeth removed recently, don’t let your smile or your eating habits get interrupted. Speak to your dentist about getting fitted for a pair of dentures. They will take a mold of your mouth and then suggest either partial or full dentures, which will be supported by the soft and hard tissues of your oral cavity.