Posted on 12/15/2019 by Dr. Castellon
|Although growing older is inevitable, getting dentures isn't. Modern dentistry has come quite a long way over the years.
This not only means that you have a better chance of maintaining your teeth, but that there are options available for you to consider other than dentures. Nevertheless, many people still think that they'll inevitably eventually have to get dentures.
Why People Think Dentures are InevitableKeeping your teeth healthy and clean is much easier today. This is because modern dental practices, including cleanings and exams are conducted on a more frequent basis with much better tools and technology than what was used in the past. Of course, this means that you must also do your job. What is your job when it comes to making sure that dentures aren't an inevitable part of your future?
You must first maintain appointments with us every 6 months. Between those appointments you must brush and floss regularly. It really isn't time consuming or difficult, especially when you're concerned with avoiding dentures.
Unfortunately, many of these things weren't known or well-understood in the past, which is why you see so many older adults who are wearing dentures today. While there are no promises in life, the likelihood of you requiring dentures is a lot less than it was even just a few years ago. This should truly encourage you today.
Even if you do need dentures in the future, remember that dental implants are also an option. When the time comes for you to decide between these two options and what will be best for you, make sure you contact our office. We will sit down and discuss these options with you and help you reach the right decision all you have to do is call us and schedule a time to do so.