Young People with Dentures
THE YOUNG AND DENTURES
We tend to associate dentures with older folk, but young adults with tooth loss can benefit from dentures just as much. Any number of factors can cause tooth decay and loss, and there are many reasons for using dentures to fill the gaps.
How young do you have to be to consider dentures?
According to a 2019 survey1, 14% of people aged 18-39 have a denture. Even just one missing tooth can affect our looks and have a huge impact on confidence. The good news is dentures can help young people manage the cosmetic consequences of losing teeth.
What can lead to the need for dentures?
You might consider dentures for scenarios ranging from a single lost tooth to the complete removal of all teeth. Situations that can lead to dentures include:
● Tooth extraction due to a dead nerve or tooth decay
● Teeth lost through an accident or sporting injury
Even if just one or two teeth are missing, consider speaking to your dentist about dentures. Without them, your remaining teeth may move to fill the gaps, affecting spacing, bite and general dental symmetry. And naturally, missing teeth can have an impact on your smile too.
The two main denture types explained
Within these two categories there are a number of variations to choose from. Chat to your dentist about the best option for you.