As a Young Person, Will I Need Dentures?

As a Young Person, Will I Need Dentures?

by Shearly (SU)

Dentures are only for older people, right?

Wrong. Anyone adult at any age who is missing teeth may need dentures. In fact, almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing one or more of their permanent teeth. Another study recent study found that more than half of denture wearers got their first set when they were 44 years old or younger.

Younger people can be denture wearers for a variety of reasons, such as:

·      If they experience tooth loss due to tooth decay or gum disease;

·      If they lose teeth due to a sports injury or automobile accident;

·      If they suffer from ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that affects their teeth, hair, and nails;

·      If they experience tooth loss due to acid reflux that causes chronic gum inflammation and bone loss; or

·      If they have a genetic predisposition to tooth loss.

While the idea of getting fitted for dentures early in life may be a source of concern or embarrassment from some young people, the more you know about this tooth replacement option, the more confident you may feel that dentures may be the right option for you.

The Benefits of Dentures

As a young person, you want to look your best and that includes having a wholesome smile. If you’re missing teeth, you tend to be self-conscious about your appearance. Not only that – but it makes it more difficult to chew food and can lead to discomfort for your remaining teeth.

The right set of dentures can solve those problems. Plus, modern dentures provide other options to traditional removable dentures that grandpa used to wear, such as implant supported permanent dentures. With just a few implants, you can have an entire row of new teeth that look natural and stay firmly in place. Also, since these dentures are anchored to your jaw, you needn’t worry about losing bone. These secure implants can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.

An Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Here at 360 Dental, we recommend dental implants to patients who’d rather not deal with the inconvenience of traditional dentures. Besides being comfortable and aesthetically appealing, this state-of-the-art alternative is the most stable and longest-lasting solution for tooth replacement.

Of course, dental implants are not for everyone – regardless of age. You must have healthy gums and bones in order to support the implant. To make that determination, Dr. Binder uses 3D cone beam imaging that provides a panoramic view of your entire mouth. This allows Dr. Binder to see the relationships between your bones, teeth, and other structures.

If you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant, Dr. Binder will also use this technology to help plan your treatment. He will review the procedure with you, answer all of your questions and ensure that you understand the necessary post-operative care.

Dr. Binder has years of experience performing dental implants, as well as other forms of tooth replacement. As a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, he stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in implants so he can provide the best permanent solution to restoring your smile and confidence.

To discuss your teeth replacement options, call 360 Dental Group at 541-689-1645 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Binder today.