Dentures and Your Age

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Did you know that people have used false teeth for more than 2,000 years? Unfortunately, dentures today have a bad reputation because of how they used to look. In fact, dentures used to look like chunks of chalk. Fortunately, dentures today are made with appearance in mind. In fact, they’re shaped to fit comfortable in your mouth and to offer you a natural look.

Fortunately, dentures have come a long way. Now they are made from high quality materials, including fiberglass, acrylic, and metal—though they are often made of a combination of these ingredients. These dental appliances can be extremely useful since they let individuals with missing teeth speak clearly and chew properly. Furthermore, they can even prevent wrinkle lines.

Still, despite recent improvements, are you too young for dentures? After all, have you ever heard—or maybe assumed—that dentures are made specifically for the elderly? Fortunately, this isn’t exactly true. In fact, dentures are custom made for each person—meaning age isn’t a factor. Instead of worrying about how young you are, we recommend speaking with your dentist to see if dentures fit your needs better than your other options.

Aside from helping you speak and eat clearly, dentures can preserve our remaining teeth. Similarly, these useful appliances will stop your teeth from shifting and support the sides of your mouth, preventing wrinkles. Finally, of all dental restorations, dentures are the most cost effective.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact us at 360.653.5197. Dr. George R. Hussey and our team are excited to hear from you.