Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

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by La Jolla Dentist | Feb 14, 2018 | DenturesRestorative Dentistry

Many patients will have teeth pulled and then never find a permanent solution for their missing teeth. This is a common problem for patients at our La Jolla dental office. It’s important for patients to find a permanent solution for missing teeth in order to ensure they can chew properly and smile with confidence. Patients should know that dentures are not like they were 30 years ago. They fit snugly and look completely natural so nobody needs to worry if someone thinks their teeth are fake. Find out if you are a candidate for dentures at La Jolla Dental Image below.

You Are Missing Most of Your Teeth

The number one candidate for dentures is a patient who is missing almost all of their teeth. They may be using partial dentures, bridges or perhaps nothing at all. This can affect their ability to chew food properly, which may prevent them from eating certain kinds of foods. Depending on the condition of your remaining teeth, Dr. Hamidy may just advise you to pull the rest and be fitted for full dentures. If you foresee the other teeth coming out in the near future anyway, it is ideal to just pull them and be fitted with dentures now than to have partials and then full dentures later.

We offer all on four dentures which are fixed to dental implants so you never have to worry about them falling out or coming out, or you can go down the more traditional route with dentures that are removable for cleaning. Dr. Hamidy in La Jolla will tell you what your best dentures option is.

You Want the Most Cost Effective Solution

It’s no lie that restorative dentistry procedures can be quite costly in the long run, especially dental implants, dental crowns, and bridges. Patients who are missing some or all of their teeth can opt for partial or complete dentures at a price a lot lower than the alternatives. Yes, dentures are cost-effective but that doesn’t mean they are less quality or provide you with bad results. Dentures do not provide the stability or long-term results of dental implants and crowns, but they will allow you to chew your food and smile without having gaps in your mouth. Talk to your dentist to find out if dentures are the best solution for you.

You Need Serious Dental Work

There comes a point when you need to decide if you should pull all of your teeth, or have multiple root canals. There are some patients who just have bad genes and are prone to having bad teeth. You can have all of your teeth fixed and then hope they don’t get worse in the future like your relatives, or just have them pulled now and replaced with dentures. Of course, we don’t recommend patients have their teeth pulled, but if it makes the most sense for their future, then dentures are a good solution for replacing those missing teeth.

Learn if Dentures are Right for You

Find out if you are a candidate for dentures by contacting La Jolla Dental Image and setting up an appointment with Dr. Hamidy. He will evaluate your current situation and determine if dentures are the best solution for your smile now and in your future. Appointments can be scheduled via our online contact form or by calling us at 858-202-0481.