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Am I Too Young to Receive Dentures?

29 June,2020

Am I Too Young to Receive Dentures?

People of all ages can lose a tooth due to an injury, an extraction, or other reasons. Dentures are a suitable option for people wanting to replace any teeth that are missing.

Most people think dentures are just for the elderly. However, the reality is that some younger people also use partial or full dentures. Modern dentures look much more like real teeth than what they used to, making them more popular than ever before.

If you’re questioning if dentures are right for your dental needs, speak to your dentist who can recommend the right age-appropriate treatment for you. You can also read on to learn more about dentures.

Will Wearing Dentures Make Me Look Older?

In short, no. Having missing teeth can lead to your lips, cheeks and facial muscles causing you to prematurely look older than you actually are since they’re not getting the support that having a full set of teeth can give. Understandably, no one wants to look old, and they definitely don’t want to look older when they don’t have to. Dentures are often indistinguishable from real teeth, meaning other people will probably not notice the difference between them and your real teeth. This also means that they won’t make you look any older.

When Should I Look Into Getting Dentures?

Your dentist may recommend that you get dentures if any of your teeth are missing or if they have to be extracted, regardless of your age. Having gaps in your smile can understandably make a person feel embarrassed and afraid to smile, making them reluctant to socialise.

More importantly, there are also various health issues for not having a full set of teeth. It can be harder to eat certain types of foods and to speak properly. Healthy teeth that don’t have support on either side may eventually lean into the gap and become crooked, making brushing and flossing more difficult. Your face and jaw muscles may also start sagging due to no longer receiving support due to the missing teeth.

Learn More about Dentures Today

If you’re concerned about the state of your teeth, and also concerned about your appearance, get in touch with Dental on Clarendon to enquire about how dentures may help you. Call us today on (03) 9690 3285 to book an appointment with our friendly Melbourne CBD dentist.

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