Many people wear dentures replacing one or both arches of teeth. They are a popular solution, and some people find them comfortable to wear. But over time, this situation can change, and Ajax dentures can become increasingly loose-fitting, so they begin to rub uncomfortably on the gums. As the dentures start to move around more frequently, it becomes trickier to eat properly, and there is always the worry that the dentures could fall out when talking or socializing with others. One solution is denture adhesive, but if you have ever tried this, then you will already know it is messy and expensive and doesn’t solve the underlying problem.
What Causes Dentures to Become Loose-fitting?
The reason why dentures become increasingly ill-fitting is all due to changes affecting your jawbone’s shape. Like all the bones in your body, your jawbone is continually remodelling, but it relies on the stimulation provided by natural tooth roots to keep it strong and healthy. When your Whitby dentist removes your natural teeth, your jawbone no longer receives any stimulation from the tooth roots, and consequently, the jawbone begins to resorb. The effect becomes quite visible over time, as the ridge of bone that supported your denture adequately begins to flatten and narrow, so there is less and less retention to hold the denture in place.
While one option is to have your dentures relined, where your dentist adds additional material to the denture’s fitting surface, it doesn’t address the real problem. Another long-term solution is to have dental implants in Oshawa, and treatment may be far simpler than you imagine with implant-supported dentures.
Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?
One reason why it’s worth considering implant-supported dentures in Newcastle is that treatment is very straightforward. Often only two or four dental implants are needed to hold a lower denture securely in place, so treatment is very affordable. Usually, lower dentures tend to become more ill-fitting than upper dentures because of their design, as an upper denture is larger, covering the upper palate. However, dental implants can also secure an upper denture, but you will probably need more dental implants to hold it in place. One advantage of having an upper implant-supported denture is the way it is constructed. The denture can be made in a horseshoe shape, just like a lower denture and uncovering your upper palate. It will feel less bulky, and you might notice food is tastier because your upper palate contains taste buds that were previously hidden.
Once the implants are in place, your denture will clip onto them so you can snap it in and out whenever necessary. You will enjoy a greater biting strength, so your choice of foods increases. There is no need to worry that your dentures will slip or fall out when you eat or speak. When designing implant dentures, we take enormous care, making sure they preserve your facial structure, supporting your cheeks and lips. Unlike dentures, implant dentures rest on the implants and not on your gums, so there is no risk they will create sore spots or rub uncomfortably.
Benefit from Advanced Implant Treatments
Durham Dental Solutions is equipped with the most up-to-date technologies allowing our highly experienced dentists to plan and place implants accurately and more comfortably. We use a cone beam CT scan to analyze your jawbone closely, determining the best location for each implant. Once we have your treatment plan, we create a computer-generated implant guide for use during the actual surgery. Using the guide ensures every implant is placed accurately and that treatment is minimally invasive.