Why do some patients choose dentures over other options?

Dentures are a very popular option for many patients seeking reconstructive dentistry. They look and feel like natural teeth, are comfortable in the mouth, and can help promote oral health. But some patients don’t like the idea of using these dental prosthetics. Perhaps they think they’re too extreme, a hassle, or simply think other options are better for them.

Only your dentist can help you decide what reconstructive dentistry option is best for you, but a little extra input never hurts. Take a look at some of the top reasons that our patients choose to get dentures.

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Dentures aren’t for everyone, but they are a great choice for many people. Here are some reasons that Reconstructive Dentistry patients choose dentures as their dental prosthetic.

They are missing a series of teeth. Dentures aren’t just for people who are missing all of their teeth. Partial dentures that replace an area of teeth are easy to use and look completely natural. While replacing a single tooth isn’t really a job for dentures, if you are missing more than one tooth in a row,  partial dentures can be a great solution. Partial’s bridge the gap between teeth, keeping your smile intact and healthy, and the procedure is much less invasive than getting multiple dental implants.

They are experiencing an extreme amount of tooth decay. Unhealthy teeth crown and roots and sometimes jawbones can be afflicted with decay. This means that the teeth or jaw is being weakened or damaged by acid-producing bacteria in the mouth. This happens naturally over time, but it usually isn’t a problem because of the protective enamel that covers teeth. But when someone is missing teeth, the structure of their jaw is compromised, and parts of it can start to recede or collapse. This makes tooth decay much more likely and destructive. Dentures, including implant dentures, can restore the structure to the jaw with the use of bone grafts and implants to stimulate the bone and get your dental health back on track.

Their jawbone cannot support implants. Everyone’s jaw bone is created differently. Some are wide and strong, and some are fragile. For a jawbone to accept a dental implant, a patient’s jawbone must meet some minimum requirements. For patients with a jawbone that isn’t suited for one or many dental implants, dentures can be a safer alternative.
If you’re interested in Reconstructive Dentistry’s options for any of the reasons listed above, give us a call today. We would be happy to help however we can.