When you lose a tooth, the first thought you may have could be something along the lines of, “How do I replace that tooth?” When it comes to replacing teeth, you have quite a few options in today’s dental world, but having a lot of options can sometimes make the whole process more difficult.
So, in an effort to help you make a choice that you’ll love, we’re taking a look at the different reasons why you may want to choose dentures as your tooth replacement. Dentures aren’t likely to be the first thing you think of when researching tooth replacement options, but they’re a viable option for a lot of patients.
Major tooth loss
If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, then dentures are a really good option. Losing just one or two teeth can often be fixed with dental implants or bridges. The problem is that if you’ve lost multiple teeth, you likely don’t have the jaw health to support implants for every single tooth.
Dentures, however, sit right over your gums and don’t impact your jaw health. Dr. Jade Moellendorf can examine your mouth and help you determine if you’ve had too much tooth loss to support implants.
Oral health problems
If you lost your teeth due to oral health problems, like gum disease, then it’s tougher to get dental implants. Even though your teeth may be fake, you still have to clean them like real ones. If not, you’ll end up with the same oral health problems that you had with your real teeth.
In that case, our dentist may recommend dentures instead of implants.
Regardless of what type of tooth replacement process you decide to go with, our team at iSmile is happy to help restore your smile to the stage it deserves to be at. For more information about our dentures in Salt Lake City, Utah, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 855-438-4764.