At our dental practice in the Anaheim area, many patients come through our doors looking for the most effective way to restore their smile.
There are truly a wide variety of solutions available, ranging from dental veneers and dental bridges to a full set of replacement teeth through dental implants and dentures.
For many patients, dentures strike a nice balance between price and attractiveness. Better yet, denture technology has gotten better and better over the years – making them both secure, attractive, and long-lasting for patients of all ages.
But how do you know if you actually need dentures? Our Anaheim dentists can help. And, if you have any more in-depth questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or schedule an appointment if you live in the area.
You’ve had a history of gum disease
The classic symptoms of gum inflammation are tender, swollen, red, and bleeding gums. If you’ve lived with these symptoms for quite a while – there’s a good chance you’ve been living with gum-disease, which affects up to 70% of adults in America at some point in their lives.
While gum disease doesn’t always mean you’re going to need dentures, a lifetime of gum disease can make the likelihood much more certain. Fortunately, if you take care of gum disease early – it is easy to treat and reverse.
Your Teeth are Already Loose
If your teeth are already loose, shifting, or the gaps between teeth are gradually getting wider and wider – you could be experiencing changes to the underlying bone-structure of your mouth due to gum disease.
If your teeth are loose, it could mean that you have advanced gum disease. Sometimes, extensive periodontal treatment can help reverse this issue. Other times, teeth might need to be extracted.
You’re Already Missing Teeth
If you’re already missing teeth, there’s a good chance that you might some-day need to get fitted for some kind of denture. If you’ve already lost two or more teeth – you need to have them replaced. Otherwise, remaining teeth can fall-out-of-place and continue to pose further problems.
Need dentures in the Anaheim area? Our dentists can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.