If you have lost many teeth or have a toothless jaw, the most common solution is dentures, also called false teeth. Dentures can get rid of many problems caused by missing teeth. But if dentures don’t fit well or aren’t given the necessary care, they can lead to a number of new problems.
“I want to get rid of my uncomfortable dentures. Is there an alternative?”
Consequences of badly fitting dentures
Irritated gum and mouth
Some denture wearers suffer from mouth infections caused by yeast, which settles on their dentures if they don’t fit properly.
When you lose teeth, it disturbs the interplay between teeth and bone. Because gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough by the teeth and tooth roots, the jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back. When this happens, your dentures will become loose and need to be adjusted. Loose dentures can cause sore spots or even painful inflammations.
Adhesive creams will only provide momentary relief and should be used sparingly. Repeated application of an increasing amount of cream can be tedious, time-consuming and often disagreeable for denture wearers.
Difficulties eating, speaking and smiling
As a denture wearer you certainly know the feeling of not being able to eat what you like. Maybe you even feel uncomfortable smiling or speaking in public for fear of losing your dentures in front of other people.
Modern dental implant solutions can help you get rid of these problems and regain full tooth function and a natural look and feel.
If you are experiencing denture issues, please contact Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth. You can use the confidential form below or call us at (817) 361-1999.