Is there an appropriate age to get dentures? You might think it is too early for you to get dentures. There is absolutely no certain age to get dentures but there are signs that might say otherwise.

Technological advancements have made modern dentures more efficient, comfortable, and attractive than traditional dentures. People are willing to get dentures because of their advancements.

The Average Age for Dentures

When you hear the word “dentures”, the picture that forms in your mind will most likely be a prosthetic set of teeth and gums that are easily removable. While that is a full denture, there are also partial dentures available. Different age groups might prefer different types of dentures.

The partial denture option is popular among youngsters. This option is used when several teeth are missing, but the nearby teeth are intact. These artificial teeth should blend with your original teeth to look like your natural teeth.

Full dentures are mostly used for people aged above 45, who have lost most of their teeth or are suffering from periodontal disease.

Signs That You Should Get Dentures

Whether or not you should get dentures wholly depends on the overall health of your teeth. Here are some signs that lets you know it’s time to get dentures:

  • Missing teeth: A missing tooth can be due to an accident or it may be pulled out by your dentist. In any case, it is time for you to get a full or partial denture.
  • Loose or shifting teeth: This is one of the signs of gum disease. If you have come across this sign, it is high time to visit your dentist.
  • Irritated, swollen, bleeding gums: If your gums are irritated, swollen, or bleeding, you are likely suffering from gum disease. Your dentist will pull out those teeth and fit you with dentures.

Important Facts about Dentures

When you decide to get dentures or if you have any of the signs mentioned above, you must know how dentures are installed and also how to care for them. Even though each denture is different, there are some common ways to care for them. Dentures are designed for up to five years, but with proper caring and cleaning, they can last up to ten years.

Contact Dr. Angela An, D.D.S. General Dentistry at (415) 291-8668 or schedule an appointment online to visit our office at 490 Post St #1020, San Francisco, CA 94102 during our business hours. 

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