Do you get frustrated when your dentures slide in your mouth? Are you tired of worrying that they will slip at an inopportune time, creating an embarrassing scene? If so, you may have looked into having your dentures adjusted. While effective, an adjustment is only a temporary fix to unsteady dentures according to your Milford dentist, Dr. Mitchell I. Quintner. Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a permanent solution. They can stabilize the dentures completely, making them more comfortable and functional.
Adjustments as Temporary Solutions
The first thing you need to know about dentures is that they rely on suction for their stability. In order for this suction to hold, the dentures must achieve a precise fit in the mouth. Unfortunately, after you use the dentures for a prolonged period, the ridges on your jaw will begin to wear down, with the result that the dentures will no longer fit as securely as they once did and suction will begin to fail. Without suction, the dentures will slide in the mouth, causing irritation, speech problems, and even embarrassment.
As a solution, some patients choose to have their dentures adjusted so that they will fit with precision once more. Unfortunately, the propensity for the shape of the mouth to alter because of the wear suffered by the jaw’s ridges makes adjusting dentures a temporary solution at best. Therefore, patients who are seeking a permanent solution to their denture woes often turn to dental implants.
Dental Implants and Dentures
In choosing to support your dentures with dental implants, you are investing in a permanent source of stability for your dentures. Once the dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, the bone cells of your jaw will begin to bond with the titanium posts of the implants. Thus, as time passes the implants will fuse with your jawbone, making them a permanent fixture in your mouth and an excellent source of stability for your dentures. In addition, with the stability stemming from your jaw, your dentures will feel much more like natural teeth than standard dentures. In fact, some patients have even reported forgetting that they wore dentures altogether.
Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to serve the Milford area. Patients can contact our office at 203-878-6699 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.