When you think of dentures, you probably think of an old person shuffling around looking for their teeth. This is a comical misconception that has only a small basis in reality.
The fact of the matter is that many people who have dentures are probably the last ones you would think of. Across all walks of life, people of every stripe end up getting dentures. Does this mean that it is inevitable for you to get them? Not necessarily.
Dentures are More Common Than You'd Think
First, we should point out that if you do end up having to get dentures, it's not a big deal. With the advances in dental technology over the last several years, we can craft dentures that look, feel, and operate just like your natural teeth. Chances are that nobody will even know you have dentures—unless you tell them.
Dentures are Not Inevitable for Everyone
However, although getting dentures is actually quite common, not everyone will have to have them. If your teeth last until the end of your life, there is no reason to get dentures.
Of course, a major part of having your teeth last that long involves a good oral hygiene routine. However, even if you are doing everything properly, you might still have to get dentures. It cannot be disputed that there is a genetic factor in play when it comes to the longevity of your teeth. Simply put, some people's teeth won't make it for the long haul regardless of how carefully they clean them.
You should still do your best to keep your teeth clean, but if you do start to lose them, you are not in any way unusual. If you have more questions about getting dentures, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to talk with you, so give us a call!