“Dentures? I was shocked when my Quincy cosmetic dentist first suggested dentures,” Hope said. “I’m not old and dentures are for old people – or so I thought. It turns out that almost one in five forty year old women wear dentures, whether that’s a partial denture to replace a few missing teeth or a full set.”
There are three signs any cosmetic dentist will look for when considering whether or not to recommend dentures to a patient. The first is the absence of teeth – whether the teeth were lost due to gum disease, other illness, accident or misadventure, if they’re not there, it’s a problem. The second is any pain or discomfort the patient may be experiencing, either due to inflamed gums, gum disease, an exposed nerve, or other cause, or as a function of living life without the necessary teeth. Finally, difficulty in eating and enjoying food is a sign that dentures may be needed.
There is no age limit on dentures. As your Quincy dentist, we’ve seen cases where young children require dentures as a result of car accidents that dislodged their teeth. The right time to get dentures is when you’d like to improve your health and happiness. In addition to the pain and difficulties eating discussed above, missing one or more teeth can have a serious negative impact on one’s self esteem. People who aren’t confident in the state of their smile smile less often, which makes them appear less friendly and approachable. In today’s competitive professional world, that’s not good news – and on the dating scene, it can make things even tougher than they need to be.
Talk to your Quincy dentist about dentures. They may agree, or they may have other treatment suggestions for you. Either way, you can make 2016 the year you feel good about your smile.