If you have dentures that don’t fit well, you are most likely experiencing frustration and disappointment. Poor fitting dentures can lead to:
- Repeated denture sore spots
- Food getting stuck underneath dentures
- Increased bone loss
- Increased gum tissue loss
- Nerve pain
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Loud clicking sounds when eating
- Speech impediments
- Digestion problems
There are several cures for poor fitting dentures:
- If feasible, have the dentures adjusted by a dentist
- Reline the dentures to improve fit
- Try various types of denture adhesive to improve retention
- Use 2 to 4 dental implants to fix the denture so it doesn’t slide side to side.
- Use dental implants to support a fixed bridge. These teeth are fixed and cannot be remove by you.
If you are interested in exploring options for replacing missing teeth, here are several options:
- Do nothing
- Replace with new custom removable dentures. There are custom partial dentures that replace some teeth and custom complete dentures that replace all of your teeth.
- Fixed bridges. When you have teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, you may be a candidate for a fixed bridge to close the gaps and improve your smile.
- Dental implants. Dental implants may be the best option for replacing teeth. Dental implants feel the most natural of all the options listed here.
We have developed something called the 3 Minute Implant™ to help people improve their life. Dental implants can improve chewing, smiling, speaking and eating.
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All the best,
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC