Being told you need full/partial dentures when you’re very young can prove to be quite stressful. Here are some practical tips to help make the transition easier. 


Contrary to popular opinion, dentures are not only for older people. Tooth loss can happen at any age and is due to a number of causes, including:

  • poor oral hygiene
  • dental cavities
  • gum disease
  • smoking

Whatever the cause, and whatever your age, tooth replacement solutions such as denture implants or traditional full/partial dentures offer a long-term solution free from pain and worry, giving you a more attractive and healthier smile.

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3 Practical Tips If You Are “Too Young For Dentures”

For people who are very young, getting a tooth replacement such as partial dentures or dental implants can be a difficult experience. In some cases, it may seriously impact your happiness, self-confidence and quality of life.

But it doesn’t have to be a negative experience! These 3 tips can help you get through denture process.

1. Consider Your Options Carefully

You may think that getting dentures will be easy but the truth is that any tooth replacement option, including dental implants or partial dentures, will require just as much care as (sometimes even more than) your natural teeth.

Also, it’s important to talk to your denturist about your tooth replacement choices. 

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A dental professional can help assess your needs and ensure that dentures are the right decision for your health and that they’ll give you the best outcome in the long term.

Want to know which denture solution is right for you?

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2. Invest in Quality Dentures

A set of partial dentures that fit your mouth well, and are tailored to mimic your original teeth, will help you feel more confident and comfortable with your new smile. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when making replacement teeth, including:

  • The size, shape and color tone of your teeth
  • Your lip line
  • How many teeth will be showing when you smile

Remember: With a quality set of well-fitting dentures or dental implants, most people will not even notice that you're wearing dentures at all.

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3. Remember - Practice Makes Perfect

For anyone who has lost their teeth, dentures can restore your smile and help you with everyday tasks such as eating and speaking. However, it’s important to note that getting used to wearing full/partial dentures will require a period of adjustment.

Here are some tips to help you adjust to your new teeth:

  1. Start by eating soft foods that are gentle on your teeth and gums
  2. Chew on both sides of your mouth
  3. Avoid biting into food with your front teeth
  4. Using a denture adhesive to prevent movement
  5. Practice reading out loud with your dentures

Guide For New Denture Wearers

 

Benefits of Denture Implants For Young Patients

For younger patients, the appearance problems with dentures can be the biggest issue. Traditional/partial dentures can make you look older, or give you a sunken appearance, giving away that you are wearing replacement teeth.

Why choose denture implants

Denture implants are an innovative, natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures and can have many benefits.

Reasons To Choose Dental Implants

  • They look, feel and function more like natural teeth
  • There is no risk of them slipping or falling out when you eat or speak
  • They last longer (up to 20 years if taken care of properly)
  • No more sore spots
  • An easier time tasting food, as there is no plastic covering the soft palate 

Benefits of Denture Implants

 

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To find out more about our tooth replacement options including traditional dentures, flexible partials and denture implants, contact our Calgary clinic at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.