Are Dentures Right for Me?
By Your Family Dentist, PC
July 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 178 million American adults have at least one missing tooth while 40 million dentureshave none left. Dentures can give you renewed hope for your smile after months or years of struggling with tooth loss. They give you back the dental function and self-confidence that comes with having a complete set of teeth. Learn if dentures are right for you when you visit Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ and serving patients in Glendale, AZ.

Getting Dentures
Dentures are often the ideal choice for patients who have dealt with long-term tooth loss. Conventional devices can replace whole rows of missing teeth and partial devices replace one or more teeth. After you have impressions made, your denture will be custom-designed then fitted during several follow-up appointments to assure your comfort. Your dentist can create a specialty denture that addresses your unique problem and gives you a very natural-looking replacement device. Some patients are candidates for implant-supported dentures that provide more stability. 

Are Dentures Right for You?
Dentures are the most economical choice if you have lost many or all of your teeth, a situation that is common with seniors. If you have significant bone loss, a denture device may be the best choice. They may also be your preference if you have an urgent need to fill a gap in your smile. Your Peoria and Glendale dentist will help you explore your options to ensure that this is the right decision for you.

The Importance of Denture Care
Another consideration you'll have to make when deciding if dentures are for you is the maintenance that is needed to keep them in good condition for as long as possible. These are the steps you’ll need to take:

- Remove your dentures each night to gently remove food particles from the device using a soft brush.
- Soak the dentures in a cleansing solution to neutralize bad bacteria.
- Bring your denture to your dentist to be examined at regular checkups and to ensure that it still has a secure fit.

Your Denture Consultation
When you visit Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ and serving Glendale, AZ, for a consultation about getting dentures, you will get a definitive word on whether they are appropriate for restoring your smile. Call (623) 878-3300 today to make an appointment with Dr. Yati Yadav.