Dentures are a great option if you are missing all, or most, of your teeth, but they can also be a source of problems if they do not fit perfectly. If you are currently unhappy with the way your dentures fit and would like to find out what you can do about this, visit a dentist that offers implant-supported dentures.
Why Do Dentures Fit Poorly?
Dentures can be hard to get used to, and they can be a huge source of problems when they do not fit properly. Dentures can cause discomfort and can come loose if they are:
- Rubbing wrong in your mouth
- Not made to fit your mouth perfectly
- Broken or damaged
In addition, your dentures may begin to fit poorly over time because of the changes that take place in your mouth. Over time, you may experience bone loss in your jaw, which will cause problems with the way your dentures fit. Infections in the mouth can also lead to problems, and there are many other reasons dentures can begin to come loose and feel uncomfortable.
The problem is that if this happens over time, you may need to get a new set of dentures. Dentists can adjust existing dentures, but they can only be adjusted so many times. Eventually, you will need to get a new set, and when you do, you may want to ask about implant-supported dentures.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Traditional dentures are removable, which is considered an advantage and a disadvantage. It is an advantage because you can take them out:
- To clean them
- When they are uncomfortable
- If you develop an infection or any other type of problem
Having removable dentures can be a disadvantage though too, because they can:
- Fall out easily when you don't want them to
- Prevent you from eating foods you want to eat
- Cause pain if they rub wrong
Implant-supported dentures are a better option for many people because they are considered a more permanent option. When you choose this option, the dentist will actually install implants in various parts of your mouth. The dentures are then created and held in place with the implants. Because of this, you cannot remove them, and this makes wearing them more comfortable and less burdensome.
If you are interested in learning more about implant-supported dentures and other types, contact a denture expert like Tony Parsley, DMD in your area and schedule a consultation appointment.Share