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Tooth Be Told... Signs You Might Need Dentures

There are several signs that may indicate you might need dentures. However, it's important to consult with a dentist for a professional assessment and diagnosis. Dentures are a great investment for your oral health. They replace missing teeth, helping to keep your remaining teeth straight and in place. They also improve the health of the rest of your mouth, by making it easier to chew food and reducing the chances of gum disease. Additionally, dentures provide an even and aesthetically pleasing SMILE.

Dentures are also highly durable, usually lasting several years. Daily wear and tear can wear them down over time, but regular denture care can extend the life of your dentures. Denture wearers should also keep their mouths and dentures clean, as well as regularly see their dentists for check-ups and denture fit checks.

Overall, dentures are worth the investment, and can be a great solution for restoring your smile. They're affordable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. Plus, with dentures, you can save money in the long run by avoiding more expensive restoration procedures.

Here are some common signs:

• Missing teeth: If you have lost several or all your natural teeth, dentures may be necessary to restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly.

• Difficulty chewing: If you're experiencing consistent difficulty in chewing and eating various foods, especially those that require a significant amount of chewing, it could be a sign that your natural teeth are no longer functioning effectively.

• Gum pain or sensitivity: Frequent gum pain or sensitivity can be an indication of advanced gum disease or other dental issues. In some cases, dentures may be recommended to alleviate discomfort and restore oral health.

• Loose or shifting teeth: If your teeth are loose or shifting, it may be a sign of bone loss in the jaw, which can compromise the stability of your natural teeth. Dentures might be necessary to replace these teeth and provide stability.

• Chronic oral infections: Repeated oral infections, such as gum infections or tooth abscesses, may be a sign of significant dental problems. Dentures can help remove the source of infection and improve oral health.

• Self-consciousness about your smile: If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to missing or severely damaged teeth, dentures can restore your smile and boost your confidence.

Dentures and partials are great at fixing all these issues. It goes beyond restoring your beautiful smile and protect your remaining teeth. Are you still holding yourself back from improving your SMILE?

At Dental Centers, our skilled dentists and highly trained technicians work together to make your custom-fitted denture or partial. Each denture is made of top-quality materials, are affordably priced, and most importantly, finished the SAME Day in our onsite lab. Learn more about our Basic Same Day Dentures for only $245 per arch. Also, see our full line of dentures with premium features at affordable pricing.

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*Note: Dr. Collins & Associates are Missouri licensed General Dentists. They are not licensed in Missouri as specialists in the advertised dental specialties of Prosthetics or Orthodontics.  Implants are a specialty area not recognized by the ADA that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.