You’ve had it! You’ve been embarrassed more times than you can count. Your denture has fallen into your soup during lunch with friends for the last time! You’re finally ready to contact your dentist and learn more about your options for a more secure fit. Here are some options to consider for improving your dentures in Oklahoma City.
Why are My Dentures Loose?
A traditional denture relies on your jawbone, suction, sometimes dental adhesive, and a snug fit for support. Because the tight fit applies pressure to your jawbone, it does result in bone deterioration over time, which affects the fit of your denture.
Your denture should be checked by your dentist once a year because it will need to be relined periodically. A reline can help your denture to fit snug and function properly once again.
Other Options for Ill-Fitting Dentures
Dental implants can also be used to support your dentures for a more secure and stable fit. Four dental implants are strategically placed into your jawbone, where they will integrate and become part of your dental anatomy. Your denture is designed to “snap” into the implants for optimum support. It can be permanently placed or designed so you can remove it at night for cleaning.
Besides a secure fit, dental implants also offer the additional benefit of keeping your jawbone healthy and stimulated, which protects it from the deterioration that occurs with traditional dentures. This ensures better longevity for your denture so you can enjoy it for many years without ever needing a reline again.
Which Option is Right for Me?
If you are experiencing problems with the fit of your current denture, or perhaps you are trying to decide if dentures are the right option for your needs, the first place to start is a call to your dentist to schedule a consultation to discuss your possibilities.
Your dentist can help determine if an implant-supported denture will be right for you, and your current denture can often still be utilized with dental implants.
Don’t let ill-fitting dentures hold you back from living your best life any longer! Give your dentist in Oklahoma City a call today to schedule your consultation.
About the Author
Dr. Colin Holman leads the dedicated team at Dental Expressions. Dr. Holman provides a wide range of comfortable dental services for patients of all ages. Families in Oklahoma City enjoy the contemporary and comprehensive dental care they receive when they choose us as their dental home.
If you would like to contact Dr. Holman, you can reach him by calling 405-735-6600 or through his website.