The Dangers of Poor Fitting Dentures

old woman concern thinking on a white backgroundDentures should be comfortable and not cause pain. If you have pain, that is a signal it is time for a checkup. Dentures that sit snugly on the gums and do not slide are usually comfortable. It is when poor fitting dentures or old dentures rub against gums, leading to soreness and swelling, that problems arise.

Problems Commonly Caused By Loose Dentures
Do not put off seeing your dentist when your dentures become loose and rub against your gums. Loose fitting dentures not only cause discomfort, but can make you susceptible to infection. Problems caused by poor fitting dentures include:

• Gum and mouth irritation
• Problems eating, leading to poor nutrition or malnutrition
• Problems speaking
• Dentures that move in your mouth
• A dull pain in or around the ears
• A clicking or snapping noise when chewing
• Headaches
• Infections in the mouth

Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are the most stable, secure, and life-like method of stabilizing dentures. By anchoring dentures to titanium dental implants, patients will regain the freedom and control they had with their natural teeth. Dental implants hold dentures securely in place, eliminating the risk of slippage and allowing patients to bite, chew, speak, and smile with ease and confidence once again.

In addition to their esthetic and practical benefits, implant supported dentures can also help to prevent bone atrophy. When dental implants are placed in the jaw, the titanium posts integrate with the jaw, and the body recognizes that these tissues are once again essential to a functioning mouth. The bone loss will stop, and the integrity of your mouth and its delicate supporting structures will be preserved.

Schedule An Appointment
If you are interested in creating or maintaining a smile that is healthy and beautiful, have a visit on our office now. For more information and other concerns, contact us at 203-612-5529.

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