When Are Dentures The Best Option?
March 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Dental Care  

Find out when getting dentures is really the best way to replace your missing teeth.

The thought of choosing the right tooth loss treatment can be a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be when you turn to our Cedar Rapids dentists Dr. Chris Haganman, Dr. Brad Stovie and Dr. Shannon Hingst for the care your smile needs to get on the right track. While you have many options to consider when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, here are some factors that should have you considering whether dentures are actually the right choice for you:

You have lost the majority of your teeth

There are two main types of dentures: partial and complete. If you have lost a lot of permanent teeth but still have some healthy teeth present, then partial dentures will be ideal for replacing the missing ones. If you have lost all of your teeth then a full set of dentures is your best option.

You have uncontrollable gum disease

If our Cedar Rapids general dentist discovered that you have a severe periodontal disease, then the first step is to get the problem under control. Of course, you will still need to maintain good oral health to keep gums healthy. If you are unable to get your symptoms under control, then dentures may be a better option for you than other tooth replacements.

You have loose teeth

If gum disease or other issues have caused loose teeth that may fall out soon, this may be another reason to consider dentures instead of a long-term replacement like dental implants. In some cases, the loose teeth that are no longer viable will need to be removed. Fortunately, immediate dentures can be placed over the gums as they heal after a tooth extraction. Dentures can be altered and replaced to meet your growing and changing needs.

Dentures can be a wonderful way to finally restore your smile and improve your quality of life. If you want to find out if dentures are right for you, then schedule your next appointment with The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA and let us know that you are interested in dentures.