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Do You Have to be a Certain Age to Have Dentures?

Dentures may evoke images of elderly people looking for alternatives to dentures. Is there a minimum age requirement for this method of replacing teeth? Who would profit from this procedure the most? Explained by our dentists in Victoria.

Numerous individuals of all ages are missing some or all of their natural teeth due to a variety of causes. In this case, complete or partial dentures may be your best option. You will be relieved to learn that there are no age restrictions for determining whether you are a suitable candidate for dentures. We will examine some of the reasons why young people get dentures and what to expect.

Why would I need dentures at an early age? 

For a number of reasons, dentures have become more popular in recent decades as tooth replacement options. Some people have lost their teeth as a result of illnesses, while others have poor oral health as a result of a poor diet or consuming too much sugar.

Depending on their circumstances, requirements and individual assessment from their dentist, some patients will opt for dentures over dental implants, which can be more expensive. 

Are there any risks for dentures that I should beware of?

Dentures can affect patients who are in their thirties, forties, and younger just as much as those who are in their seventies and older. If your teeth are infected or decayed, your dentist might recommend medication. Antibiotics may be prescribed in this situation to stop bacteria from entering the bloodstream through the teeth and gums.

What should I know about getting dentures at an early age?

Dentures are a major procedure regardless of age because tooth extraction is almost always necessary. With time, the face's supporting bone structure deteriorates, giving the face a "caved-in" appearance. Even children who are still losing their baby teeth can experience this change. Dentures can keep skin looking healthy and stop the sallowness brought on by tooth loss behind the cheek skin. Furthermore, youthful appearance can be prolonged by cheek skin that is smooth and well-supported.

Regardless of your age, upper dentures should be easier to adjust to than lower dentures.

Dentures can improve oral health regardless of your age when you receive them. Dentures can make you appear younger, smile more alluringly, and speak more clearly. Additionally, eating may be more convenient.

Would you like to learn more about dentures and whether you would be a good candidate? Contact your dentist at InHarmony Dental Care today. 

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