MANY PEOPLE WEAR FULL OR PARTIAL DENTURES to replace missing teeth.
Dentures can help you eat normally and speak more clearly…that is, unless they don’t!
Patients in Lafayette who have found themselves with dentures sometimes share with me that, although they have tried…
They struggle with wearing their dentures. Their gums may be irritated, dental adhesives may be a challenge to use. Whatever the reason…
Today’s Comfort Dental Message: Don’t give up if you have a denture you cannot or do not want to wear.
Every situation is different and wearing a denture does take some time to get used to. Comfort Dental may be able to adjust or reline your denture. In other cases, some patients are great candidates for implant supported dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
If you do not have surrounding teeth for the denture to anchor to – especially for a lower denture – your frustration with eating may be impacting your health and over happiness.
Implant Supported Dentures have the benefit of a fixed and permanent base allowing the denture to securely be fitted in the mouth.
The goal is to make your dentures or partial more stable and comfortable, enabling you to eat and speak more easily. As mentioned, the greatest benefit from implants is usually observed with the lower denture, which is typically much less stable than the upper.
Some patients opt to leave their upper denture as is and only place implants in the lower. Further, sometimes your current dentures can be modified to work with implants, and it is not necessary to make new ones.
Are You a Candidates for Dental Implants?
The best candidates for dental implants are those that have adequate jawbone structure to secure the implants, have healthy gum tissues, and don’t have health problems that affect bone healing.
If you or someone you know is having challenges wearing their denture, we would be happy to help! It could be an adjustment or reline of the denture to make it more comfortable – or the situation may lend itself to adding implants for support.