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Are Dentures Right For You?

Find out if you could be a good candidate for dentures.

Dentures have been around for a very long time and there is a reason why. After all, they provide a fast and reliable set of false teeth that can be fitted to patients’ mouths to restore their smiles after significant tooth loss. While some people may not be candidates for other tooth replacement options, you’ll be relieved to hear that most people who turn to our Salisbury, NC dentist for restorative dentistry are ideal for dentures.

Who is a good candidate for dentures?

If you are an otherwise healthy individual who is missing most or all of their teeth then you could easily be a good candidate for dentures. When you come into our Salisbury, NC practice, our dentist will perform a comprehensive oral exam to make sure that you have a healthy jawbone and sufficient gum tissue to support your dentures. Dentures are truly the best option for patients who are dealing with significant tooth loss. Patients only missing one or two teeth may benefit more from implants or dental bridges, which we would be happy to discuss with you during your consultation.

The ultimate deciding factor for whether dentures are right for you is the number of teeth you’re missing. From there, other factors include,

Your budget: How much you can and want to pay for treatment is also a factor in which tooth replacement option is ideal for you. We are always happy to discuss payment plans and ways to help our patients pay for the treatments they truly need and want. Of course, if you are truly looking to save some money and stay within budget, dentures are the least expensive way to replace your missing teeth.

Length of treatment: Most patients just want to have a full smile back and don’t want to wait months or have to undergo surgery to get it. If this sounds like you then dentures can offer you a faster and nonsurgical way to get your smile back. It usually takes anywhere from six to eight weeks to get dentures but may take up to three months (depending on whether or not you need to have teeth extracted first). 

If you are dealing with significant tooth loss and would like to discuss whether dentures are right for you, our Salisbury, NC dental team would be happy to help you make the right decision regarding your oral health. To schedule a consultation, call Alpha Family And Cosmetic Dentistry today at (704) 637-2120.