When Dentures No Longer Feel Secure

man uncomfortable with restorationBefore a patient receives their denture, care is taken to gather measurements that are used to make sure a restoration fits securely. After you receive your prosthetic, you should be able to trust it will remain in place with the aid of epoxies or natural suction. Over time, a person who has undergone care to replace a row of teeth may feel that their prosthetic no longer feels as secure as it used to. Why is this change occurring? After losing teeth, you lose the ability to stimulate your jawbone when you bite and chew. That leads to a loss of stimulation in the bone, and the loss of nutrients to sustain it. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dentist’s office, we can talk to you about hybrid dentures. Through the placement of dental implants, we can hold your restoration more securely, and prevent trouble with jawbone deterioration!

Why Did My Denture Stop Feeling Comfortable?

Over time, a person who has lost teeth can experience issues with jawbone deterioration. When we bite and chew food, the roots of our teeth stimulate the surrounding bone tissues. In doing so, they send a message to your body to deliver nutrients to the area and sustain it. While your denture can help you bite and chew food with more confidence, your restoration is not able to replicate that stimulation, leading to problems. As the bone loses mass, your custom restoration can feel less comfortable as it no longer fits as securely as it used to.

What Dental Implants Do For You

Dental implants are used to address different degrees of tooth loss. A single implant can hold one dental crown, but a series can hold a larger restoration. Hybrid dentures are dentures held in position with implants. At our practice, we can closely evaluate you to make sure you are ready for their placement, and to determine how they should be placed to provide long-term support. After implants are secured, and you have time to heal, you can return to our office to receive a denture that we can lock in position to give you important support!

Life After Receiving Your Hybrid Denture

With your new restoration, you can find that biting, chewing, and speaking feel more comfortable! Dental implants provide a permanent hold, one that can withstand the forces you generate whenever you bite down. In addition to having an easier time with meals, you can be relieved to have a denture you can trust to stay in position when you speak, laugh, and smile. At future dental exams, we can make sure your appliance is still secure, and we can help you preserve your oral health and prosthetic work.

Talk To Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Area Dentist If Your Dentures No Longer Feel Secure

Through the receipt of a hybrid denture, you can enjoy better functional support and more stability from your restoration! To find out more, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.