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- Loose dentures cause embarrassment and pain to denture wearers.
- Long-term use of removable dentures leads to jawbone deterioration.
- Implants stabilise loose dentures and stimulate the jawbone to prevent thinning.
Dentures replace the form and function of missing teeth. These teeth restorations make your smile complete again after the loss of several or all teeth. However, the removable feature of dentures can cause problems in the long run.
Are you tired of dentures that fall out of your mouth? Do you want to put an end to painful denture use? Get in touch with us at NKRD now to see what implant treatment options are available for denture wearers.
What are Problems Associated with Loose Dentures?
Do you use removable dentures? If you do, you may have experienced more or all of the loose denture problems listed below:
- Pain and Discomfort – Ill-fitting dentures are uncomfortable to use. Every time the dentures move uncontrollably inside your mouth, you will feel the painful friction on your gums, and against the soft parts of your inner mouth and cheeks.
- Embarrassment – Wearing loose dentures can cause a great deal of embarrassment. It will be hard to feel confident if you are always worried that your dentures will move or fall out of your mouth when you speak, laugh, eat, or even when you simply open your mouth. This embarrassment can result to confidence issues especially when you have to deal closely with other people.
- Difficulty in Eating – It is difficult to eat normally when you have loose dentures. Chewing on food items can cause pain when your dentures are loose; it is nearly impossible to bite on hard food with teeth replacements that do not have a firm grip on your jawbone. Your gums are subjected to additional force because they bear the brunt of the chewing or biting action.
- Speech Problems – If you have loose dentures, you may find it hard to pronounce words clearly. You may notice that you produce lisping sounds instead of clear words, while other consonants may be harder to enunciate.
- Jawbone Deterioration – The use of removable dentures does not replace the proper function of lost tooth roots. Without the tooth roots (which were lost with missing teeth), the jawbone does not receive the stimulation it needs to maintain its healthy structure. Long-term users of removable dentures will eventually experience jawbone thinning.
What Denture Alternatives at NKRD are Available for Denture Wearers?
These denture alternatives can put an end to the embarrassment, pain, and inconvenience of using removable dentures:
- Full Mouth Dental Implants – A number of dental implants will serve as artificial tooth roots to provide the necessary stimulation to the jawbone. These implants are loaded into the jawbone in either the upper or the lower arch (or both, if needed); a dental bridge or fixed dentures will then be attached to the implants to provide long-lasting, reliable missing teeth solutions.
- All on 4 Dental Implants – The All on 4 method uses just four Nobel Biocare dental implants, which are strategically placed in areas of the jaw to maximise the existing bone material. The implants are then attached to a fixed teeth restoration that will not move around inside the mouth the way removable dentures do.
- All on 6 Dental Implants – The All on 6 uses a similar technique to the All on 4 treatment, with the main difference being the use of six dental implants instead of four. This is also a minimally-invasive method that takes advantage of the existing jawbone structure, and can be completed in just one dental appointment for same day smiles.