Is There Anything Young Adults Should Know If They Need Dentures?
Posted on 3/10/2019 by Dr. Hallas
If you are a young adult who needs dentures, you will be encouraged to know that you are far from alone in this matter.
In fact, more than 2 out of every 3 adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one tooth, meaning that there's a good chance someone you know has dentures. If you need dentures, here is some information you need to know.
You Have Options During the Process When they learn they need dentures, one thing that many people wonder is whether they will have to walk around missing teeth while they are waiting. This is because of the way that dentures are fashioned: the bad tooth is removed, and then the patient's gum tissue is given time to adjust before he or she begins to wear permanent dentures.
Fortunately, during the period of time when your gums are adjusting, you can use a device called an “immediate denture.” This is a denture which, while not as precise as the final one you will receive, can be used as a temporary denture while your gums heal. This means you don't have to worry about walking around missing teeth—the immediate denture will fill in nicely.
With Proper Care, Your Dentures Will Perform Just Like Your Natural Teeth
Many young adults seem to think that getting dentures means they will have to change their entire way of life. To be sure, there will be an adjustment period where you will need to be very careful about what you eat. And, in the same manner, you will need to take care that you are regularly performing proper cleaning and maintenance of your dentures.
Having said all of that, you should not think you will have to greatly change your lifestyle. You will still be able to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks. Eventually, you will find that your dentures feel and perform like your natural teeth.
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