If you are missing a tooth, what would you do? Many dentists can provide you with a restoration to complete your smile. However, did you know that dentures have been in use (at least in one form) for thousands of years? Of course, they were made from more primitive materials than they are now. In fact, even a few generations ago, dentures looked like pieces of chalk. Fortunately, today’s dentures are specifically made with cosmetic appeal in mind.
In fact, dentures have come a long way. Now they are made from high quality materials, including fiberglass, acrylic, and metal—though they are often made of a combination of these ingredients. These dental appliances can be extremely useful since they let individuals with missing teeth speak clearly and chew properly. Furthermore, they can even prevent wrinkle lines.
Still, when you think of dentures, do you think of your grandparents? In reality, dentures can benefit anyone who is missing teeth. In fact, y our dentist could recommend a partial denture (if you’re only missing one tooth) or a complete denture to replace all the teeth in a jawline. In fact, rather than worrying about whether or not you’re too young for dentures, we recommend comparing their benefits to other potential restorations.
Aside from helping you speak and eat clearly, dentures can preserve our remaining teeth. Similarly, these useful appliances will stop your teeth from shifting and support the sides of your mouth, preventing wrinkles. Finally, of all dental restorations, dentures are the most cost effective.
If you’d like to learn more, please contact us at 702-367-4040. Dr. Amy Gearin and our team are excited to hear from you.