If you have lost several or all of your teeth and are considering receiving dentures to restore your smile, we invite you to read the following facts. Dr. Fisher and Dr. Bergevin and our team have provided these facts to help you know if dentures are right for you:
Dentures do not replace dental visits. Even after receiving dentures, you will still need to visit the dentist regularly. Though dentures cannot develop tooth decay, they can become stained and dull over time, and the natural gum tissue underneath is still susceptible to bacteria and infection.
You do not need to be over the age of 50 to receive dentures. Dentures have a stigma of only being appropriate for older patients, but many younger people who have experienced tooth loss find that their dentures look and feel fully natural, and will last them for many years.
Your dentures will need to be adjusted and repaired over time. Dentures don’t last forever, though they should last for several years with proper care. Your jaw and tooth ridge will change over time, causing your dentures to need periodic adjustments so that they continue to look and feel right.
Improperly fitted dentures are a hazard to your dental health. Whether your dentures were created improperly or have lost their comfortable fit over time, they can leave gaps between the denture and your gums for bacteria to build up and result in infection. Ill-fitting dentures can also rub against the gums and create sores. Therefore, you should visit the dentist if you feel something is not right with the fit of your dentures.
Dentures are not one size fits all. Not every denture is created equal, and it’s important to choose an experienced dentist who uses high-quality materials and customizes the denture to your smile. A quality, well-fitted denture makes all the difference to your health and comfort.
Contact Fisher Distinctive Dentistry at 360-876-0445 today to learn more about receiving dentures in Port Orchard, WA. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our talented dentist to determine if dentures are right for your smile.