Has your confidence in the security of your dentures started to plummet? Are they slipping more often, or threatening to fall out when you talk? This complaint is common among denture wearers, including people who have had removable dentures for years. Thankfully there is an alternative to dentures adhesives.
The key to improving the problem of loose dentures is to get a personal consultation with a periodontist trained in advanced methods of securing oral appliances. In Rockville, MD, periodontist, Dr. Steven Rice of Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington often evaluates patients with missing teeth for leading-edge solutions including implant supported dentures and All-on-4® dental implants.
Why Do Dentures Slide Around?
It might seem strange to think about dentures moving around your mouth. After all, they should be custom fitted to your jaw and tooth size. However, your mouth is constantly changing. After teeth fall out or are surgically removed, the bone begins to reabsorb into the body. This leads to major changes in the shape of the jaw, which can affect the fit and function of dentures. Therefore, dentures that used to feel comfortable and stay in place may no longer provide functionality and confidence.
How Dental Implants Help Patients Avoid Denture Adhesives
Dental implants are surgically placed below the gumline directly into the bone. Depending upon the type of denture needed, Dr. Rice may recommend several dental implants, or feel that All-on-4® dental implants are a better alternative. Either way, the result is a secure pair of dentures instead of one that can be adequately stabilized with adhesives and mouth suction. Not only can this lead to easier eating and speaking, but having reliable dentures anchored with dental implants may also boost patient self-confidence. Plus, dental implants stimulate surrounding bone and reduce the severity of bone loss.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Would you like to find out if you are a candidate for dentures supported by dental implants in Rockville, MD to replace your loose dentures? Set up an appointment with Dr. Rice at Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington by calling 301-881-5040.Talk to US About an Appointment