How to Know If You’re An Ideal Candidate for Dentures


According to one recent study, about 41 million people in the United States had dentures as of 2020. Statistically speaking, you likely have some people in your life with dentures without realizing it—which, when you think about it, is a big part of the point.

Having said that, just because many people have them doesn’t make dentures an ideal choice for everyone. If you’re curious as to whether you’re an ideal candidate for dentures, there are a number of factors you’ll want to consider.

Your Guide to Getting Dentures: Important Considerations

Gum Health

One of the key indicators that you may be a suitable candidate for dentures is the condition of your gums. If you’re experiencing issues with damaged or missing teeth but your gums are otherwise healthy, dentures can be a suitable solution to address these concerns and more. It’s important to keep in mind that the strength of your gums is crucial for denture support. If they are not, it does not mean that you are completely out of luck. However, there are alternative options that you will need to consider.

Oral Hygiene

Another quality that would make you an ideal candidate for dentures has to do with a willingness to keep up with your oral hygiene moving forward. Many people assume that dentures are something of a “get out of jail free” card in that they are more or less maintenance-free. This isn’t the case. The best way to think of them is a “fresh start.” You still need to maintain proper oral hygiene to keep them looking their best and to stay healthy. Provided that you go into the situation with that mentality, you’re a great candidate for dentures and will likely have a lot of success.

Are Dentures Right for You?

If you’d like to find out more information about whether you’re an ideal candidate for dentures, or if you’d just like to discuss your own situation with a professional in a bit more detail, contact Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics today or call 509-532-1111 to schedule your free consultation. We are delighted to welcome both new and existing patients to our family-friendly practice.

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