As the popularity of implant-supported dentures continues to increase, an increasing number of dental practices are offering them to their patients. Implant-supported dentures are a distinct prosthetic since they combine implants and dentures to create an excellent solution for those who have lost most of their real teeth.If you are like most people who find…
Visit a Dentist to Have Better-Fitting Dentures Created
Dentures are one of the oldest dental prosthetics out there. These days, patients have access to more options for restoring a lost tooth. While some patients prefer dental implants, many still want the dentures for their simplicity. If you want dentures or already have them, your dentist may be able to create a better fitting set.
Why wear dentures?
Dentures come in different varieties to suit a host of needs. Patients can opt for full dentures, partial dentures, micro-implants or soft dentures. You may have thoughts of seeing dentures in old movies, but technology has improved the quality and appearance of these prosthetics.
When you visit the dental office, the dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine the best option for replacing your missing teeth. In some cases, your dentist may even remove remaining teeth to give you full dentures. No matter the case, the dentist can make the dentures look aesthetically appealing and natural. If you choose to have a more permanent solution, you can always return to the dentist.
How dentists design and fit dentures
To eliminate any reservation regarding the discomfort, the dentist will create a perfectly fitting denture. Poor fitting is the major issue many patients have with dentures. Typically, there is an adjustment period for new patients. With the acrylic used in making dentures, it is likely that you may experience a small amount of discomfort in the beginning.
However, modern technology has made it easier for dentists to build dentures that fit the remaining teeth and gums snugly. When the fitting is perfect and firm, the dentures do not slide in the mouth. Less sliding means less irritation. If you have dentures that occasionally slip out when eating or talking, you may benefit from a new set of dentures.
The mouth’s shape can change over time. If your dentist fitted your dentures a few years ago, they might no longer conform to your mouth. A dentist can use the latest technology to create a model of your mouth, remaining teeth and gums to create better-fitting dentures. This also allows the dentist to create a set with whiter teeth if your dentures have lost their luster.
The benefits of better-fitting dentures
Loose dentures do more than irritate the inside of your mouth. They can affect your self-confidence and stop you from enjoying daily life. With better fitting dentures that stay in place, you will able to speak more efficiently and confidently. Eating with friends will be enjoyable since you will not have to worry about your dentures sliding out. Moreover, certain foods that were once tough to chew will not be much easier to eat.
Do you need new dentures?
Wearing dentures does not have to be a chore. Modern dentistry provides excellent options for anyone considering dentures. If you feel awkward or embarrassed because of your dentures, then it may be time to see a dentist to discuss your options. Call our office to learn how to get better-fitting dentures.
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