Dentures have come a long way in recent years. If you think you need dentures, you have a lot more options than you would’ve done previously. Though choice is a great thing… it can also make things feel a little overwhelming!
Don’t worry. A good dental practice will guide you through the whole process, from the first consultation, to making decisions, to fitting your dentures, to helping you care for them in the future. You aren’t on your own in this!
Why might you need dentures?
People can need dentures at various points in their life. Sometimes a person might need to replace just one or two teeth due to an accident or sports injury.
Alternatively, a condition such as gum disease might mean that a person needs to replace all of their teeth. It’s not unusual for older people to need dentures if their own teeth have been lost.
What kind of dentures are there to choose from?
The main issue here will be whether you need a full set of dentures or a partial set. If you have only one or two teeth missing, your dentist may recommend that you consider a dental implant instead. The major benefit of dental implants is that they feel much more like having your own teeth.
If dentures are the right choice for you, your dentist will be able to talk you through the various material choices. Dentures are usually made from acrylic, but the strength of the acrylics used can vary greatly. Your dentist will also be able to talk you through whether metal backed dentures are right for you.
What kind of smile will you choose?
One of the final choices you’ll need to make is what kind of look you’d like your teeth to give you. Some people opt for a perfect Hollywood smile at this point, whereas other people want to go for a more natural looking smile. The choice is yours!