If you associate dentures with only senior citizens, that’s not entirely accurate. Statistics indicate that nearly 57 percent of Americans who are 65-74 years old wear dentures. Further, those ages 55-64 wear either partial or full dentures. And almost 30 percent of folks 45-55 wear some form of dentures, as well.
As we age, so do our teeth. And if teeth are not properly taken care of, decay can occur at any age. If this decay is severe enough, teeth may need to be removed. On the other hand, physical injury can cause tooth loss. In either case, full or partial dentures may be a viable tooth-replacement solution.
If you’re wondering whether you’re a suitable candidate for dentures and what other options may be, read on to learn more about how Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can help.
Tooth loss solutions
Dentures are a prosthetic device that is designed to replace teeth that are missing. Dentures are supported by the soft and hard oral cavity tissues and look like regular teeth. People who have lost some or all of their teeth can benefit greatly from dentures.
Tooth loss not only makes talking and eating difficult, it can hinder confidence due to the aforementioned limitations.
Signs that tooth loss may be on the horizon include teeth that are decayed, loose or shifting, as well as extremely red, swollen gums, as this could indicate gum disease. Further, if you have lost three teeth or more, you should consider dentures in order to avoid increased damage to the teeth you do have, and thus, additional tooth loss.
Another option for maximum function and durability when it comes to replacing missing teeth are dental implants. Dr. Milan specializes in dental implants in metro Detroit.
Dental implants are an ideal solution if you have one or more teeth missing. They are a long-lasting solution and restore function to your mouth. Dental implants are more convenient than dentures as they are not removable. Dr. Milan also offers mini dental implants, which are less invasive.
The best way to avoid the need for dentures or dental implants is to take proper care of your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day and flossing daily, along with visiting your dentist for cleanings every six months at minimum.
Cosmetic Dentistry Detroit
Dr. Mitchell Milan is one of the most well-known dentists in Michigan specializing in cosmetic dental services in metro Detroit. His longstanding career as a dentist in Birmingham, Michigan has garnered him a loyal following of patients.
With an elite education and scope of training, Dr. Milan has provided world-class dental services for over two decades. Known for performing stunning smile transformations, Dr. Milan is the go-to dentist for the most challenging of cases. His work is known far and wide, which is why patients visit him from all around the country to receive the very best in dental care.
If you are ready to explore options for attaining a smile you can be proud of, contact us today for your consultation.