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DENTAL IMPLANTS & BETTER HEALTH

Replacing Poor Fitting Dentures in Geriatrics

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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:

  1. Do nothing
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

[box type=”tick”]If you need help with poor fitting dentures, loose teeth, missing teeth…or know someone else that does, feel free to drop us a note.[/box]

All the best,

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC

Dr. Joe Kravitz

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Dr. Joe is a Prosthodontist in the DC Area, Author of Dirty Mouth, Contributor to Discovery Fit & Health, and Dental Implant Expert who loves nothing more than helping his patients smile again and better their health.

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