In our last blog post, we got started covering a few things that we truly believe every patient considering dentures ought to know. When it comes down to it, we believe that while dentures, partial and full, can be a great option for many, they aren’t necessarily the right fit for all. If you are currently considering getting dentures, make sure to consider the things mentioned in both this blog and our last blog.
Now, here are a few more things that you should be aware of before committing to dentures, brought to you by your trusted family dentistry team.
Determine Whether You Need Full Or Partial
For the most part, this is a fairly easy part of dentures to identify and make note of. However, depending on whether or not you need full or partial dentures, you may have other options available that will be a better fit for you. If you’re not entirely sure what the best answer for this question is, start by considering how many teeth you need to replace. If most of your teeth are missing, say all but 3 or 4, then getting full dentures may be your best idea. In the case that you are only missing a few teeth, then partial dentures or even implants might be a better idea.
Dentures Can Make Routine Habits Difficult
Dentures are intended to provide you with a full-time set of teeth to replace any of your teeth that are currently missing. While they do work like a full set of teeth, they are not going to be as stable as your natural teeth or as some options like dental implants. Because of this, certain things that you’ve done on a routine basis, for instance, talking and eating, can be a little more difficult when you start wearing dentures. For most people, it’s pretty easy to shift the way these actions are done so that they work with the new set of dentures. However, things like age and jaw structure will also play a part in how long it will take to settle into the way your dentures work.
If you’re still not sure whether or not dentures are going to be a good fit for you, then we suggest setting up an appointment with Dr. Trainor or another member of our team. Being immersed in family dentistry has helped us gain a better understanding of what types of situations are going to thrive and which ones are better suited with another dental care option. Call today for any questions you have about the topics we have covered or for any further questions you have!