Did you know that 25 percent of adults 60 years and older have lost all of their teeth? Of that 25 percent, 20.5 percent of US adults who are 65 years and older lost their teeth to gum disease or tooth decay. While these statistics are shocking, there are options for those who are missing one, several or all of their teeth. You don’t have to just put up with tooth loss any longer. Instead, turn to Dr. Douglas Eades, DDS, who offers dentures in Royal Oak.
Dentures: A Reliable Choice for Tooth Restoration
Dentures have been a reliable way to restore tooth loss in our patients. Dentures have been around for a while and there is a reason for that. They are simple and effective.
Dentures can be a complete or partial set, depending on your needs. So whether you want to replace a single tooth or you want to replace a full set of missing teeth, dentures are the answer. We want patients to be able to experience the benefits of having a complete smile.
Why Do Your Teeth Matter?
Tooth loss not only negatively affects someone’s ability to speak and eat but also confidence. Dentures can improve someone’s self-esteem exponentially. Someone who once felt uncomfortable smiling or talking in public can now do so comfortably with dentures.
Remember Denture Care
After some tweaking and adjustments to make sure your dentures comfortably fit your mouth, you’re ready to experience life with a full set of teeth; however, in order to ensure that your dentures last a long as possible, there are precautions that you must take:
- Be careful when taking dentures out
- Brush and floss to remove food particles
- Use soft-bristle brush to polish dentures
- Use denture cleaner that has the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance
If you want your dentures to last, it’s important to follow these tips for keeping your dentures clean and pristine. However, over time it’s natural for dentures to be adjusted and replaced due to normal wear and tear. The average life of your dentures is five to seven years, depending on how well your care for them. Sometimes it has nothing to do with the condition of the dentures, but is due instead to anatomical changes in the mouth that often come with age.
Are you interested in dentures? Call our Royal Oak dentistry for dentures—(248) 547-8730.