Your Options for Properly Fitting Dentures

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When you start focusing more seriously on dental care, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. From brushing your teeth carefully to identifying different challenges that could come your way, there are all kinds of things to keep in mind when it comes to your dental health. Fortunately, by doing what you can to identify problems and overcome issues, you can pave the way for healthier teeth and gums. For starters, you can start to improve your gum health by flossing regularly. You can also brush more carefully with a toothbrush, with special attention to cleaning your gum line. Check out these simple posts for tips and tricks for avoiding tooth decay.


Your Options for Properly Fitting Dentures

19 March 2020
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

A common complaint with people that have dentures is how they can fit poorly. Poor-fitting dentures lead to spots in their mouth that feel sore and slipping, which eventually lead to not wearing the dentures at all. While adhesives are a potential solution, they are not a solution for the long term. Here are some options to ensure your dentures have a comfortable fit. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

One option you should consider is dentures that are supported by dental implants. You do not need an implant to secure each tooth in place, but a few implants put in key places that are designed to support an entire upper and bottom set of dentures. All it takes is four implants in each jaw to get the job done. The end result is dentures that are secured to your mouth, won't slip, and will have the strength to eat your favorite foods. While this denture method costs more money than traditional dentures, it can be a potential lifelong solution that will give you excellent results.

Soft Dentures

What makes soft dentures unique is that they are creased with a special soft resin material. It gives the dentures some flexibility to them so they can fit around your jaw much better. You'll find that the denture can grip below your teeth and stay in place more often. Soft dentures do not require the use of adhesives and clips to hold them in place, which makes it much easier for daily use. The drawback is that soft dentures are not going to last as long as their hard resin counterpart, so you'll need to replace them more frequently.

Denture Adjustments

Don't forget that your current dentures could just need a professional adjustment. The shape of your mouth is going to change over time, and cause those dentures to not fit as well as they did when you first got them. The solution is to head back to your dentist to have them adjusted. The dentist can reshape the dentures so that they fit your mouth much better, providing a comfortable fit without the need to get new dentures. If you are not liking the comfort of your existing dentures, it is worth trying an adjustment to see if it works.

These are just a few ways that your dentures can feel more comfortable. Meet with your dentist to find out about more solutions that could work for you.