Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA

Signs You May Need Dentures

December 24, 2020
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Posted By: Jeffrey J Tibbs, DDS, PA Staff

Dentures, whether full or partial, are extremely common. Millions of Americans alone wear dentures every day. So if you believe it is time for you to get dentures, you are not alone. 

Here are signs that you may need to consider dentures:

If you have missing teeth due to injury, decay, or other reasons, you may need dentures. 

If you have gaps in your smile, those missing teeth could cause you to have difficulty when eating, or even when communicating with the people around you. Missing teeth can throw off the alignment of your jaw and bite, which can lead to pain and discomfort when chewing or talking. It can also cause your speech to be less clear.

If you’re suffering from pain or inflammation, you may need dentures.

If you’ve begun having terrible toothaches or you’ve noticed gum inflammation and swelling, it is time to see your dentist to ask about treatment, which may mean tooth removal. With tooth removal, your dentist will most likely discuss dentures or another form of tooth replacement with you.

If you notice that your teeth feel loose or seem to be shifting, you may need dentures.

Loose teeth or teeth that seem to be shifting in your mouth could mean that you are experiencing bone loss. After an examination, your dentist may recommend dentures to solve this issue. 

A full set of teeth is important to your overall health. With missing teeth, you can run into health issues, like bone deterioration. You can also lose other teeth if lost teeth harm your oral health. The best course of action is to make sure those gaps are filled. Since you no longer have the natural teeth in those spots, a set of dentures can act as a replacement. 

At The Dental Practice of Dr. Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, we are experienced in providing full and partial dentures for your oral health. 

If you need dentures in Winston-Salem, NC, contact our office to set up an appointment. We are here to help you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile with full or partial dentures.

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