Do I Need Dentures?
Find out if you could benefit from getting dentures in Fresno, CA.
If you thought that dentures were something other people got and didn't necessarily apply to you, then you may be surprised to hear from your Fresno, CA, dentist, Dr. Alexander Pritsky, telling you otherwise. Even if you think you are taking good care of your teeth, here are some red flags that may be telling you that dentures are in your future.
You have red, swollen gums
If you notice that your gums are often inflamed, red or tender, then you could be dealing with gum disease, a condition that affects about half of American adults. During routine visits gum disease can be caught in its early stages when it’s actually reversible, so make sure you are keeping up with these biannual cleanings.
You don’t see your dentist regularly
If you aren’t visiting your Fresno general dentist every six months for routine care, then you could be at risk for losing a tooth, tooth decay or gum disease. These visits are important for detecting issues as soon as possible, when they are much easier to treat, and there are fewer complications involved. Dentures should be a last resort. If possible, we want you to be able to keep your own teeth for the rest of your life and visiting us every six months will certainly help.
You have loose teeth
A loose tooth (or teeth) is a telltale sign that you are dealing with an advanced form of gum disease. If this is happening to you, it’s important that you schedule an emergency visit with our Fresno, CA, family dentist, so you can get treatment as soon as possible and save your teeth.
You’ve already lost teeth
If you’re already dealing with tooth loss then it may seem more likely that dentures are in your future. While dentures are an inexpensive way to replace multiple or even all of your missing teeth, we also offer other tooth replacement options to cater to your needs.
If you want to find out if you are right for dentures, then schedule a consultation in Fresno, CA, with our denture expert, Dr. Pritsky. Call our office today to get on the books!