Dentures: The Perfect Solution for More than Seniors

February 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmedaugh @ 3:46 am
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When dentists talk to their patients about dentures, they often have trouble explaining just how versatile the treatment can be. This is because, unfortunately, people often have preconceived notions about who dentures are for; they assume that they’re reserved for seniors.

This is far from the truth! There are plenty of people who can benefit from what dentures have to offer, and ignoring this fact means that you might neglect a treatment that could potentially do a lot for you.
Here are just a few examples of people other than seniors who could really benefit from what dentures can do.

Getting Dentures While Pregnant

Pregnancy affects the body in a stunning number of ways, many of which can be difficult to see coming. One thing that often catches expectant parents off-guard is the effect that pregnancy can have on the teeth, with some people losing a fair portion of their teeth during the process.

If this should happen to you, dentures are an excellent way to replace the teeth without the need for surgery, sedation, or modifying any remaining teeth. This makes them ideal during pregnancy.

Dentures For Young Patients

Unfortunately, it’s all-too-common for young patients to lose some of their teeth to an accident. Should this happen, they might be interested in replacing their teeth with dental implants; however, this usually isn’t recommended for younger patients whose jaws haven’t fully developed. Dental bridges are an option but require that the teeth be permanently modified. This makes them less than ideal if you’d like to switch to dental implants later in life.
Partial dentures can be an excellent stopgap for young patients who are interested in dental implants later on down the line.

People with Gum Disease

Gum disease is a pretty common condition, but it can become a serious problem if left untreated for too long. In severe cases, gum disease patients could lose most or all of their teeth to the condition.

While implants and bridges are excellent at replacing a few teeth, dealing with a mouth full of them is easier and more cost-efficient with dentures.

All this is to say that you shouldn’t assume that dentures are for just one type of person; the truth is that they could be perfect for you!

About the Author

Dr. Mark D. Medaugh initially began his studies in the arts before moving to dentistry, and he loves being able to work in a field that makes use of his artistic sensibilities while getting to make a direct impact on the lives of others. Dr. Medaugh received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania as a Pierre Fauchard Scholar, and is presently a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

If you have any questions about dentures, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (413) 323-4335.

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