I’m Missing Teeth. Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

July 15, 2018 - 4 minutes read

When it comes to finding a solution for your missing teeth, Loftus Dental in Rapid City has you covered! We often see patients of varying ages visiting us missing their teeth and hoping that we have a solution for them so they can eat and smile normally again. When you are missing teeth, this can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile when you’re in social situations. In addition, it can make eating certain foods difficult. This is no way to live your life! Fortunately, there is one great solution for missing teeth: dentures. At Loftus Dental we offer dentures which are an affordable and effective way to replace missing teeth.

Candidates for Dentures are Missing Most or All of Their Teeth

The top candidates for dentures are those who are missing most of their teeth and are well on their way to needing the rest to be extracted. Some of our patients have a family history of bad teeth and unfortunately, there is nothing they can really do but wait until their teeth are ready to be pulled. If this is relatable to you, we can simply pull the rest of your teeth if extraction is in their near future anyways and provide you with a full set of dentures. This will save you money because you won’t have to go through different sets of partials. Instead, you will be set up with a full set of dentures that will last you for the next five to ten years.

If you are already missing all of your teeth and you have been going without anything for some time, you most likely are tired of eating mushy foods and hiding your mouth behind your hand. You are most definitely a candidate for dentures.

In addition to full sets of dentures, we also offer partials. Partials are ideal for patients who have some missing teeth, but not yet an entire jaw. Partial dentures are similar to full dentures but they are affixed to your teeth much like a retainer instead of with adhesives.

You’re a Candidate for Dentures if You Want a Cost-Effective Solution

If money is tight at home, you’re most likely considering dentures because they are the most cost-effective option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. As much as you would prefer dental implants, they just aren’t in the budget right now. Luckily dentures in Rapid City are cost-effective and occasionally covered by insurance companies. You can always save up for implant supported dentures in the future so that your dentures are fixed in place.

You’re a Candidate for Dentures if You Need Serious Dental Work

If your dentist just told you that you have a mouth full of problems. This might be a good time to decide if it’s worth it to undergo multiple dental procedures that can be quite costly and on teeth, you will most likely lose in the future, or just take the plunge and have your teeth extracted and be set up with dentures now. Discuss these options with your dentist to see if they think it’s the right option for you.

Schedule a Consultation for Dentures in Rapid City Today

If you think dentures might be a good solution for you and that you’re a good candidate for dentures, it’s time to give Loftus Dental a call to schedule a consultation for dentures. Our dentist is happy to meet with you to discuss it further. Call us or fill out our online form to learn more.