Do young people get dentures?
Dentures may be recommended for young patients who have experienced tooth loss.
Dentures are a common solution for tooth loss in adults, but do young people get dentures? The answer is yes – although the use of dentures is generally more prevalent in older patients. There are a number of reasons why young people may need dentures, from accidents or injury to cavities or gum disease. If you’re missing teeth and considering dentures, here’s what you need to know…
Why consider dentures?
Although dentures are more common in older patients, the reality is that tooth loss can affect people of all ages. If you are missing one or more teeth, there are a number of cosmetic and health benefits to addressing the issue, and dentures are often a viable option.
Thanks to modern advancements in the field of prosthetic dentistry, dentures can be made to match the colour, shape and size of one’s natural teeth, and can go a long way in improving both the function and aesthetic of one’s smile.
Tooth loss at a young age can occur for a number of reasons, including severe tooth decay, gum disease, and certain genetic disorders. If you are suffering from tooth loss, it is advisable that you speak to your dentist about your treatment options, and whether dentures are appropriate for you.
What types of dentures are available?
When it comes to having dentures fitted, there are a range of options available. Removeable dentures are a popular option and are available in both full and partial forms. Full dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth in either or both the upper and lower jaw. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used to replace some of the teeth.
Implant dentures are another effective solution for tooth loss, and are often a great option for those who are not suited to conventional dentures. Implant dentures are available as permanent dentures on implants; removable dentures on implants; and implant retained dentures.
What is life with dentures like?
If you choose to have dentures fitted, it is important to understand that it can take some time to get used to them, no matter how old you are. When you first have your dentures placed, they may feel uncomfortable or loose, but as your mouth muscles adjust and strengthen, your appliances will feel better over time.
You may find it helpful to eat soft foods while you get used to your new dentures, and to cut your food into small, manageable pieces. With time, you will be able to resume your regular diet. Be sure to speak to your dentist about any concerns that you have, or if you need advice about living with dentures.
It is very important that you take care of your dentures by cleaning them every day. You should also soak your dentures when you are not wearing them to prevent warping and damage.
How can we help?
At Impressions Denture Studio, we treat patients of all ages and are available to guide you through the treatment that is most appropriate for you. Our team has had many years of experience in the field and is constantly learning and developing in line with new knowledge and technology in the industry.
At our denture clinic in Robina, we offer a range of dentures, including implant retained dentures; permanent dentures on implants; removeable dentures on implants; standard dentures; precision dentures; immediate dentures; and partial dentures. If you would like to find out more about these options and what the treatment process involves, we encourage you to come in and see us so that we can understand your needs and address any questions that you have.
If you would like to book an appointment, give us a call on 1300 85 20 30 or please get in touch here. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice in Robina and helping to restore the health and appearance of your smile.