You used to have few, if any, difficulties keeping your dentures in place. However, it now seems as though keeping them secure is a frequent concern. What has changed, and how can you put a stop to this issue? Loose or insecure dentures can lead to embarrassment, and they can be a source of discomfort. However, by moving from loose dentures to dental implant-held dentures, you can put these difficulties behind you, and even enjoy new benefits from your restoration! At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dental practice, we can discuss the change from loose to hybrid dentures. We can also answer questions you might have about dental implants and their role in restoring your smile and well-being.
Why Have My Dentures Stopped Fitting Properly?
Dentures are custom-made so that they comfortably fit the wearer. With natural suction and epoxies, these appliances can be trusted to stay in position throughout the day, making them an effective solution for significant tooth loss. However, they can start to feel less secure as time passes. You may assume that this change occurs because the denture’s shape has changed, but it can actually occur because of jawbone deterioration. Over time, a person will lose mass in the bone because they no longer have their teeth roots stimulating it. That stimulation sends signals to your body that lead to the movement of nutrients to your jaw. As the bone continues to lose mass, it can impact your comfort with your restoration.
Making The Move To Implant-Held Dentures
By trusting dental implants to support your restoration, you can put a stop to irritation over loose or insecure dentures. A series of small dental implants are put in position across your jaw, with care taken to determine how they should be spaced and placed to offer the most support. You will need to give yourself time to heal after receiving your implants. When the time is right, you can come to our practice to have a custom denture secured to them. With implants holding it in place, the denture can remain fixed over time, which can make it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak without fearing it might slip out of place.
Other Benefits To Implant-Held Dentures That You Can Look Forward To
With the support of your dental implants, you can trust your denture to give you more support when you bite and chew food. This can make maintaining a varied and nutrient-rich diet easier. It can also help you return to some of your favorite foods, which you may have already given up. Implants also stimulate the jawbone to prevent deterioration, so you can avoid future difficulties. Remember that proper care is still important after receiving your fixed denture. Good daily hygiene and regular dental exams will help you avoid complications that might affect your restoration.
Learn More About Implant-Held Dentures At Our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Dentist’s Office
Through the use of dental implants, we can help you move past problems with a loose or insecure denture! To find out more, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.