Whether it’s your heart, an arm, a leg, or your teeth, if you have an issue, there are generally warning signs before the situation grows serious. Teeth are an important part of your overall health and well-being, which means you need to know the signs that suggest you may need dentures.
7 Reasons Someone Might Need Dentures
If you experience any of the seven signs below, it may be an indication that you need dentures. At the very least, you should make an appointment with a denture clinic to discuss the process.
- Loose Teeth
If you have gaps appearing between your teeth where they weren’t before or your teeth are loose, this could be a sign of gum disease. Gum diseases can cause bone loss in your jaw, and when this is severe, you may need your teeth extracted and replaced with dentures.
- Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, you should consider partial dentures, which can relieve the pressure on your remaining natural teeth. When a tooth, or several, is missing it can contribute to the loss of other teeth. Every tooth has its own task within your mouth, and missing teeth force other teeth to do their jobs which can lead to jawline sagging and more tooth loss.
- Swollen Gums
If your gums are bleeding, tender, red, and swollen, you may have gum disease. These are common signs of gingivitis. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, especially if it is left untreated.
- Difficulty Eating
If you find it difficult or painful to eat chewy or hard foods, you may have cavities or cracks in a tooth. If you act early, you may be able to save your teeth. But if it’s a long-term issue, it may require dentures.
Having difficulty chewing can result in indigestion as unchewed food passes into your stomach. Your body struggles to break it down, which contributes to an indigestion problem.
If you have a constant toothache, you may be dealing with a tooth (or teeth) that has decayed so badly that your nerve centre is affected. If this is caught early, a filling or root canal may save the tooth. However, if it is in an advanced stage, your dental prosthetist may discuss denture costs with you as this might be your only option.
- A Lack of Regular Dental Checkups
You should visit the dentist at least once a year, though some people should visit every six months. If you don’t have regular dental checkups it can cause complications with your oral health.
Denture Options Available
Flexible partial dentures are a great way to brighten your smile, and the perfect temporary, budget-friendly fix. Removable partial dentures are the ideal solution if you only have a few to replace. Whereas, implant-supported dentures are a natural option that sees the dentures implanted directly into the jawbone. Immediate dentures are stop-gap dentures you wear immediately after having teeth extracted. It gives your mouth time to heal before your final denture is fitted. We also offer meticulously crafted digital dentures, and of course, there is the traditional complete denture.
What To Look For When Choosing a Denture Clinic
It’s always wise to check online reviews or speak to friends who may have visited the clinic you’re considering.
When you visit a clinic, you should find a friendly team of staff in a meticulously clean environment.
Are the clinicians trained and qualified?
How Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic Can Help
Whether you need immediate dentures or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss the cost of dentures, contact Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic. We can also provide you with denture repair, emergency denture repairs, mouthguards, teeth whitening, and so much more.