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The practice of good oral hygiene can go a long way to helping you prevent the need for dentures. However, as we age, it is natural for teeth to weaken and fall out. While dentures may not sound appealing, due to the bad portrayal from the media, they are one of the best restorative options available and have the ability to make you smile brand new. It can be hard to know when you need dentures, but 3rd South Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, is here to help you! 

Below is a list of some of the signs that it may be time to get dentures. If each of these are taken care of early, your experience will be so much better! 



A severe toothache could be a result of tooth decay. Decay can cause damage to the different nerves and blood vessels in your tooth. A lot of the time, a root canal can fix the toothache, but often, it is a sign that the tooth needs to be extracted. If this happens, dentures are a great option for you. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on how many teeth you have lost. 

Red and Inflamed Gums 

The most common issue with red and inflamed gums is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a gum disease that, if not treated, can lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration. Dentures can replace missing teeth and lift your face, restoring the function of your jaw bone. If you have severe periodontal disease, dentures will be recommended to you to restore your smile. 

Loose and Missing Teeth 

If you already have loose or missing teeth, dentures could be a great option for you if you just want to restore your smile. Dentures support the remaining teeth in your mouth and keep them from weakening and falling out. Strong teeth are more likely to shift and fall out when they are left without support. 

Difficulty Chewing

If you have a hard time chewing, it could be for a number of reasons. No matter the actual cause, the result is that your teeth are damaged and need help. The best way to do that is through a full denture restoration. Dentures will help relieve pain and give you confidence in your smile. If you experience pain when eating, don’t hesitate to reach out! 


Here at 3rd South Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, we are dedicated to helping you gain and keep a smile that you love. If you have missing teeth or lasting effects from any of the listed diseases, please ask us about dentures! We are professionally trained and ready to help serve you. We invite you to explore our website and read more about the denture procedure in depth. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.