7 Warning Signs That You May Require Dentures

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It may be difficult to accept that you need dentures, but they’re an important tool for restoring your beautiful smile. Here are 7 signs that you should talk to your denturist about tooth replacement. 


Contrary to popular opinion, age is not the most important indicator for needing tooth replacement. Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons including injury, age, and dental disease.

Whatever the cause, it’s important to talk to your oral healthcare professional about replacing missing teeth with dentures, as this will help you to:

  • eat a balanced and healthy diet
  • speak clearly
  • restore a youthful and aesthetic appearance
  • smile again with confidence

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7 Signs You Need Dentures

Dentures aren’t just for seniors. If you’ve taken good care of your teeth and gums, you might get to enjoy your natural teeth for a lifetime. However, if you haven’t had such great luck with your oral health, tooth replacement may be in your future.

The good news? Today’s dentures are far more natural looking, comfortable, and functional than traditional tooth replacement, so if one or more of the following warning signs apply to you, don’t panic!

While it may mean that you’ll eventually require dentures, you must remember that the advanced options available will greatly improve your oral health, general well-being, and overall quality of life.

Here are 7 signs that you may need dentures in the future:

  1. You don’t visit your dentist for regular checkups. Routine dental check-ups allow your oral health care professional to discover and treat developing problems before they cause serious and permanent damage. If the dental disease progresses and requires extractions, you may need dentures to replace the missing teeth.

  2. You feel self-conscious when you smile. Some people wear dentures because they are unhappy with the appearance of their natural teeth.

  3. Your teeth are loose or shifting, or the gaps between your teeth are growing wider. These symptoms often indicate bone loss related to an undiscovered periodontal disease. If the bone loss is severe, then tooth loss, and dentures, may be inevitable.

  4. You have bleeding, swollen, tender, or red gums. If you treat gum disease early and aggressively, then you may be able to escape any permanent damage or tooth loss. However, if you let periodontal disease progress, it may result in missing teeth and the need for tooth replacement.

  5. You suffer from severe and frequent tooth pain, and you’ve ignored it. A bad toothache can be a warning sign that decay has spread to a tooth’s pulp. When teeth are badly damaged and left untreated, then there’s a chance that conservative treatments won’t be enough to save them.

  6. You already have one or more missing teeth. To replace them, and prevent shifting and other dental problems in the future, dentures are the most practical and affordable option.

  7. You find it difficult to consume hard or chewy foods. Do you have problems chewing foods with challenging textures? This can be a sign of tooth fracture, gum disease, decay, and other problems that may eventually result in extraction and a need for dentures.

Never Ignore Damaged Teeth

 

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At Future Smiles, we believe that everyone has the right to a beautiful and healthy smile! That’s why we offer a wide range of tooth replacement solutions from traditional dentures, to tooth implants, as well as flexible payment options and home visits, to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible.

To find out more about our wide range of affordable and quality tooth replacement solutions from traditional full dentures to flexible partials and dental implants, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.


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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.


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