How to Know if you Need Dentures
The decision to get dentures is a significant one. It will be a commitment of effort, time, and money for most people. At the same time, dentures also have the potential to change people’s lives for the better. Here are a few signs that you may be a candidate for dentures:
- Chronic toothaches can mean that damage to your teeth is significant.
- Loose or shifting teeth may mean that there is something wrong with how your teeth are anchored into your jaw and can be a serious problem.
- If you have missing teeth, dentures can be a great way to complete your smile.
- Any difficulty eating because of pain or discomfort in your mouth may mean you need help.
Although there are many possible courses of action you should discuss with your dentist and denturist, dentures are often an excellent choice for people struggling with these symptoms.
What kinds of dentures are there?
Dentures in general are simply artificial teeth and gums. The dentures that most people are familiar with are full dentures, an entire set of false teeth with a partial cover for the gums. Full dentures are typically for people with fairly extensive oral health issues.
Much more common are partial dentures. If you have only a few teeth missing or extensive damage to your teeth but only in a few specific areas, partial dentures may be a better choice for you. This kind of denture supplements your existing teeth, filling in the gaps that you have. Depending on your unique situation, partial dentures can be anchored in your mouth several different ways. Discuss your options with your denturist to find out which is right for you.
As opposed to partial or full dentures, implant supported dentures, as their name suggests, use permanent implants to anchor false teeth, much as your natural teeth would do. These implants are anchored directly to your jawbone. This can be a great choice for people who would like dentures and have a jaw healthy enough to support implants.
If you have any of these symptoms or would simply like to know more about dentures, contact a denturist at Eden Denture Clinic in Winnipeg today. The members of our friendly staff are experts in all things dentures and would be happy to make an appointment for you or provide you with any information. Ask about our same day dentures to discover how quick and easy dentures can really be.