When Is It Time to Consider Dentures?

Are you missing a number of teeth? If so, dentures could be a great option for you. Before you dismiss dentures as something created for “old people,” consider the benefits that you could have with dentures -- fewer problems chewing, more confidence when speaking, and an overall improved appearance of your face. 

Today’s dentures are for people of any age who can benefit from a great smile. They’re created to look as natural as possible and are less likely to be spotted by those who don’t know you. 

At Dr. Darj Dental in El Paso, Texas, we have plenty of experience fitting our patients with their much-needed dentures. We’re specialists in a variety of dental services, and we’re more than happy to help you with any of your oral hygiene needs. We know that getting dentures can be a necessary choice for many people. The great news is that dentures are customizable, and Dr. Darj makes absolutely sure that your dentures feel comfortable and give you a great smile.

Do I have to get dentures if I’m missing teeth?

Dr. Darj sits down for a one-on-one consultation with each patient. If you only have a few teeth missing, you may benefit from implants instead of dentures. But if you only have a few healthy teeth, you may need to consider dentures. 

Dentures are meant to replace several missing teeth. They’re also more affordable than several dental implants. Implants resemble real teeth more closely in both form and function, but dentures are preferable or more easily accessible to many people. In either case, if you have issues with other teeth that necessitate removing teeth, you’ll need to have that done before you’re fitted with dentures.

Do I have options when it comes to dentures?

After your initial consultation with Dr. Darj, she tells you whether you need complete or partial dentures. She also works with you to choose what type of material is best for your new dentures. If you’re missing a few teeth in a few places, she may recommend partial dentures for you. 

What is the process and what happens after?

Part of our job at Dr. Darj Dental is taking molds of your mouth and teeth for your dentures. Once we have your mold, we send it off to be fitted with teeth and false gums made to rest on your natural gums. We need a few weeks for this process to be completed. Meanwhile, you’ll have any remaining teeth removed to make room in your mouth if a complete set of dentures is right for you. We may provide a set of temporary dentures that act as a placeholder until your permanent dentures arrive at our offices. 

Whether you get a complete or partial set of dentures, we need you to come back to the office so that we can apply them properly and teach you how to clean and maintain them. If you have any trouble at all with the fit or comfort of your new dentures, we’re happy to take care of the issue for you.

If you need dentures, we’re here for you

Your new smile starts with a call to our office for an appointment. Reach out to us today via phone or use our online scheduling tool at your convenience.

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