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Why Should Young People Consider Getting Partial Dentures?


When you think of dentures, older people come to mind. Today, even 30 year old patients can get dentures due to various reasons and benefit from them. However, with timely visits to your dentist, you can prevent the need for dentures.  

When should you consider dentures?

  • Toothache – When you have a throbbing toothache and no medications are helping, you need to consult your dentist right away. Toothache is a sign of tooth decay which would require a root canal. But sometimes tooth decay is beyond repair, therefore dentures come into play.
  • Difficulty in chewing – If you are unable to chew hard or chewy food, consider getting dentures in Des Moines.  Sometimes it becomes difficult to chew food and you end up taking larger bites which can lead to stomach pain and cause chronic indigestion. Consult your dentist when such problems arise.   
  • Swollen gums – You may need to consider dentures if your gums are swollen and red. Early signs of gum disease or gingivitis can be treated on time with a thorough cleaning, and dentist prescribed toothpaste and mouthwash. Leaving your gum disease untreated, can cause bone loss, and eventually lead to tooth loss. This is when you require dentures. 
  •  Loose Teeth – Generally loose or noticeably shifting teeth indicate decay and may be a result of periodontal disease. There may be significant damage occurring below gums without you noticing it. The same applies to gaps growing wider between your teeth.

Dentures for all ages

Advanced technology has changed the way people look at dentures. They are no longer an uncomfortable, bulky dental application with a fake set of teeth. There are multiple choices available to match your needs. Apart from improving your smile, dentures also help you perform basic functions like chew and bite which would be difficult with missing teeth. Missing teeth can negatively impact your jaw and gums which dentures can help to prevent.

  • Traditional dentures – Removable dentures are made to stick to your gums using special dental glue. Traditional dentures require brushing and flossing twice a day. These traditional dentures can be removed overnight and have to be kept soaked in water or cleaning solution. You also need to be very careful while eating, as you might damage them.
  • Implant-supported dentures – Implants hold the dentures in place, they don’t require a dental glue to stick to the gums. Young patients are known to opt for these modern implants over the traditional ones. To make sure if implant-supported dentures are good for you, the dentist will examine the strength of your gums and jawbone, for they need to be strong enough to hold dental implants. 
  • Partial dentures – If you have substantial tooth decay, consider partial dentures. These dentures replace only a portion of your teeth and take support from healthy teeth around the dentures. They prevent the nearby teeth from moving or shifting. 
  • Full dentures – Your gums have to completely heal to support full dentures. Modern dentures have integrated support and don’t require adhesives to stick to your gums. They are recommended for those who have lost all their teeth. 

Bring back your lost confidence with dentures. There are many options available out there that fit your budget and needs. When you need to get dentures, get in touch with our experienced dentist in West Des Moines, and we will be more than happy to help. 

 

Plaza Dental Group

Plaza Dental Group is a leading group of dentists in Des Moines, IA that provides high-quality dentistry in a comfortable and stress-free environment. We have a team of caring and highly-skilled professionals that uses state-of-the-art technology and delivers excellent service to the patients. Request an appointment today!

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I had an amazing experience at Plaza Dental! Sara my dental hygienist made it even spectacular. I felt comfortable around her. She was very personable and professional. She took the time to explain the whole process and very thorough with the whole process of taking X-ray and cleaning my teeth. I was impressed by her expertise and most of all I felt as if I’d known her for years because she made me feel comfortable! Thank you Sara and the rest of the team for an amazing first time experience!read more
Winnie Lee
Winnie Lee
I finally found my dental home. I had my first consultation with Dr Dietrich today, she is genuinely nice as well as her assistant . I felt welcomed , they care about me and my dental health . I'm looking forward to my first visit in a few weeks!!!!
Cheryl Santee
Cheryl Santee
My experience is just starting but yesterday was my first day and I was treated with so much care, love & respect. They made me feel as if I was at home it was a wonderful feeling. Mind you I am terrified of dentist and here I felt so welcomed with open arms . I will be continuing to go here. So far the best place I highly recommendread more
Danielle Ceballos
Danielle Ceballos
The staff at Plaza Dental are the best. Dr. Odland and his assistant, Becca, have been amazing to work with. They have always been patient, kind, and compassionate. I was always kept comfortable during my procedures and have always had a great experience. I look forward to working with them in the future.read more
Erika Sieren
Erika Sieren
Today I had my first appointment at Plaza Dental. I am one of those patients who is extremely anxious about dental visits and I had avoided getting dental care for awhile .My hygienist Hilary was AMAZING! I'm so happy that I made the appointment and that i am on my way to wanting to show my smile again .read more
Pam Gronewold
Pam Gronewold
Dr. Dietrich is so easy to work with. She's very skilled and her assistants are always able to explain every step of the way. My implant feels great!!
Amanda Godfrey
Amanda Godfrey
I moved to Iowa at the end Of February, and have been looking for a dentist that cared about their patients. When I found Plaza Dental Group, they were able to get me right in, and my experience from the when I walked in to the office, to the time I walked out after my first visit was beyond what I could have hoped for. Dr.Odland and his staff are incredible and made me feel comfortable from start to finish. They explained the next steps regarding my next appointments, and everything that was going to take place. I feel at ease knowing that I am being taken care of. All of my appointments have been great. The front staff is great as well! I can not say enough great things about this office!read more
Jessica Ford
Jessica Ford
Thank you so much got me in fast and great help very nice staff and helped me with a problem that another dentist caused and helping me get the proper care 😁
Rachel Hinrichs
Rachel Hinrichs
My hygienist rocks, love Sarah. We have become friends through the years, she is just too sweet. But there are many great hygienists and Dr. Odland and his team took such good care of me when i broke my jaw and several teeth.
Amanda Westerhold
Amanda Westerhold
Hands down the BEST dentist I’ve ever been to. I have severe anxiety when it comes to the dentist and they were SO sweet/accommodating. Only place I will be going to for my dental needs going forward.
Breanna Bedford
Breanna Bedford
To the whole plaza dental family you guys are the best I strongly recommend you guys to every one🙂🙂🙂 really kind nice people and do the best job EVER!!! Doctor JAY JENSEN you rock and congratulations on your move,also to all the staff you ladies made me feel very comfortable thank you thank you god bless.Doctor Jay Jensen keep doing your thing🙂 and the ladies up front you guys double rock🙂🙂 thanks for opening the door for me Lol, Alvin Thanks Plaza!!!!read more
Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee
As usual, I only waited a few minutes until Talia came to bring me to the back. The treatment itself was pleasant and efficient and everybody was very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend this place!
Martina Walther
Martina Walther
This place is the BEST. I cannot say enough about how great Lacey is and the job she does! I was so impressed by Plaza Dental Group compared to previous dentists I've visited that I won't be going anywhere else. Highly recommend Lacey, Dr. Odland, and Dr. Dietrich - they are highly educated and knowledgeable, very thorough with their care and listening to your needs, inform/explain things every step of the way, and are so enjoyable and fun to be around. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!read more
Jasenn Greiner
Jasenn Greiner
Dr Colin Odland is the best! He is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and makes sure you are doing ok as he works. I highly recommend him, especially patients that have had bad experiences with dentists in the past.
Debora Lynn
Debora Lynn
I just switched to Plaza because it’s closer to my work/home and I’d give them 100 stars if I could! My hygienist Talia had amazing attention to detail (and I’m known to be very particular) and Dr. Odland’s chairside manner was amazing. I don’t know why I didn’t come here sooner!
Derek Zarn
Derek Zarn
I had a great experience at Plaza Dental in West Des Moines. Lacey was the nicest person to work with. I had the Zoom whitening done and Lacey was excellent. She answered all my questions and explained everything in great detail. Thank you for a wonderful visit and my bright white teeth.
Barb Lang
Barb Lang
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