When Should You Consider Dentures?

Many people wonder, when it is time to get dentures?

Taking a few minutes to understand what is going on in your mouth can help you determine if the time is right for you. The sooner your take care of yourself the more confident and healthy you will be.

To determine if it is time for you to get dentures, determine if you have multiple of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding, swelling, tenderness, or redness in your gums
  • Losing teeth
  • Shifting teeth (this may be a sign of bone loss)
  • Difficulty eating chewy or hard food
  • Severe toothaches

Simi Valley DentistIf you have any or all of these symptoms, it is time to talk to your dentist about your options.

Dentures are just one option. Many patients choose dentures because they can be made fairly quickly. They can be created in  just a few weeks, so you can get them soon after your appointment. Dentures also make it easier to eat and talk normally, therefore increasing your confidence. Dentures can last for five to ten years. With the technology we have today, dentures can look completely natural, so others may not even notice!

When getting dentures, there is a bit of an adjustment period. Chewing may be a little different. Dentures may slip out of place at times. Luckily, there are many different denture adhesives that you can use, so you can feel comfortable in any situation.

In the long run, dentures can be a great benefit to you and your health! They will provide you with the ability to enjoy you life normally and give you the confidence to smile and laugh, just like you did before!

Are you ready to have a beautiful smile? With today’s materials and improved technology, we can create dentures that fit comfortably and look natural. There are several choices for tooth replacement. Complete dentures are used to for replacing a full set of teeth while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Complete Dentures. This type of dentures can be either conventional or immediate.

Conventional – Full removable denture is made after the remaining teeth are removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A conventional denture is inserted several months after teeth removal.

Immediate – Unlike conventional dentures, this removable denture is made and placed on the same day that the remaining teeth are extracted. Your dentist will prepare the dentures during your preliminary visit. An immediate denture can be provided so that you do not go without teeth during the healing period. However, the denture may need ti be adjusted or remade after the healing period.

Partial Dentures. This type of denture fills the gap created by missing teeth and prevents teeth from changing position. Partial dentures are attached to existing natural teeth. Removable partial dentures can be very stable when supported by natural teeth on both ends of the false tooth.

It is easy to get started. Our team will guide you through in every step of the way. We will provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision to enjoy a lasting smile. We will make sure that you are happy with your appearance and that the dentures are properly fit and comfortable.