Dentures Specialist for Seniors in Fresno, CA
Prabhdeep K. Gill DDS provides quality and compassionate dental care to seniors including dentures, smile restoration, and much more! Our experienced dental team will help you smile with confidence again. Call us for more information, or request an appointment online today! We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720.
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Can you be too old for dentures?
Why do seniors need dentures?
What percentage of senior citizens wear dentures?
What are the benefits of wearing dentures?
Dentures serve many purposes for adults of all ages who are missing teeth for one reason or another. There are many options out there to replace missing teeth, with dentures being a common and popular choice. There is no age limit to getting dentures as they are about more than just replacing missing teeth to give patients a complete smile.
They are able to provide patients with self-confidence and make them more comfortable when smiling and talking without having to worry about missing teeth. They also serve a functional need by enabling people to properly chew their food, so they get the essential vitamins and nutrients they need, particularly as they get older. No matter the age, patients will need to be properly fitted for dentures to ensure that they look and feel natural. Ill-fitting dentures can cause pain in the jaw, making it hard for someone to want to eat, and therefore increasing their risk of serious medical conditions.
Seniors are the most common age group of adults who wear dentures; however, they aren’t the only age group. There are many reasons why people require dentures, including accidental tooth loss as a result of playing sports, decay, breakage, and as a result of a medical condition. Not all seniors will need dentures though, and we are seeing higher numbers of seniors who are able to keep all of their natural teeth well into their late years. Improvements have been made to dental care over the past several decades and people, in general, are taking better care of their teeth.
There are also more advanced techniques in detecting and treating dental conditions such as gum disease, oral cancer, periodontal disease, and dental decay that have previously caused seniors to lose their teeth at a higher rate than any other age group. That being said, seniors are still more prone to these conditions, and while more seniors are able to keep their natural teeth for a longer time, they are still more likely to need dentures at some point.
The population of seniors that needs and wears dentures can vary. While dental care has improved since these citizens were kids, so has the technology and options for replacing missing teeth. Although seniors have the highest percentage of people who wear dentures, there are also additional options available such as bridges and dental implants that patients may choose instead. The percentage can also vary based on regionality and proximity to quality dental care, both for preventative measures and for the ability to get dentures and have them properly fitted.
Dentures are not inexpensive and are typically not covered by benefits, so income and price can factor into the decision for seniors to get benefits, particularly since they are typically on a fixed income. The percentage will also change depending on the age group that you look at, with the percentage increasing as the age increases. Dr. Prabhdeep K. Gill is a specialist in senior dental care, including dentures, and can provide patients with all of the information they need to make an informed decision about getting dentures.
Dentures have many benefits for patients who are looking to replace teeth that have been lost. When properly fitted, dentures will look and feel natural in the patient’s mouth. This means that they will be able to comfortably and confidently smile, laugh, talk and eat, without feeling self-conscious about their missing teeth. Not only do dentures improve appearance and self-confidence in people who have them, they also improve their overall health.
When people are missing teeth or have ill-fitting dentures, they are less likely to eat healthy, good quality food, as it can be uncomfortable or painful. With dentures, they can eat a healthy, nutritious diet easily and comfortably without worrying about their teeth falling out. Dentures can be removed, so they can be cleaned and taken care of. When properly maintained, dentures can last for several years so wearers don’t need to worry about frequently replacing them. To learn more about dentures and find out if they are right for you, reach out to Dr. Prabhdeep K Gill, DDS today to book a consultation. We are located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Burness CA, Gordon CA, Calwa CA, and Easton CA.
Additional Services You May Need
▸ Cosmetic Dentistry
▸ Dental Implants
▸ Crowns & Bridges
▸ Tooth Restoration
▸ Maxillofacial Surgery
▸ Dental Checkups and Cleaning
▸ Teeth Whitening
▸ Oral Cancer Screening
▸ Tooth Replacement
▸ Gum Disease
▸ Sports Guards
▸ Night Guard
▸ Gingivitis Treatment
▸ Dental Emergencies
▸ General Dentistry
▸ Digital X-Rays
▸ Tempromandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)