Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be a candidate for either partial or complete dentures. Many of our Pittsburgh patients consider dentures if they are not candidates for dental implants.

Depending on your specific circumstances, dentures might be the best possible choice for you. Since dentures are custom-fitted to each individual patient, they portray the look of authentic teeth and they allow you to eat, drink, talk and smile with ease. Dentures are designed to fit firmly in your mouth and stay in place when you eat. Additionally, they are comfortable enough to wear every day.

The best candidates for dentures:

  • Do not smoke
  • Do not grind their teeth
  • Do not clench their teeth
  • Have at least one missing tooth
  • Lack the bone density necessary to accommodate a dental implant
  • Are not willing to commit the time necessary for recovery after dental implant surgery

In order to determine if dentures are the best possible choice for you, it’s important to discuss all of your options with your dentist. It’s essential that you do not ignore your missing teeth because the space in your mouth can eventually lead to future dental and oral health problems. For example, your remaining teeth can shift into the empty space which can result in tooth loss, misaligned teeth, and an increased risk of tooth decay. If worn correctly, dentures can prevent these sorts of issues from occurring.

If you are located in the Pittsburg area and would like more information about dentures, please contact Dentonics, Inc. today to schedule a consultation.

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