If you’re tired of fighting with your dentures on a daily basis, you’re not alone. One of the main reasons patients visit Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte is because they’re having difficulty with their traditional dentures. Ill-fitting acrylic plates can feel like they’re swimming inside your mouth, making speaking, chewing and laughing uncomfortable. Over time, sores can develop from the constant gum irritation.
To end the problem of loose dentures and deliver the secure smile you need, Dr. Robert Harrell at HDIC offers denture stabilization with implants or permanent All-on-4 replacement. Before we dive into the topic, let’s take a closer look at traditional dentures:
If you wear dentures, it is very important you keep your mouth clean and healthy. You should also only wear dentures that fit properly. Otherwise, the following problems may occur:
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Problems eating and speaking
- Dentures that move around in your mouth
- Mouth infections
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Preserving Against Bone Loss
You may have seen people with sunken faces around the jaw area caused by years of wearing traditional dentures. The grinding of the plates along the maxilla and mandible can create significant wear. The loss of the tooth roots are also a major contributor to this problem. Dental implants help to stabilize the jaw and provide superior stability options. Our experienced and welcoming team is ready to assess your smile and deliver the options you have been wondering about. We invite you to book a complimentary consultation. It is never too late to improve your oral health! Learn more about implants vs. dentures below:
What are the advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long- lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. Conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods. Get more information, compliments of Perio.org
Avoiding Mouth Sores
Our mouth is home to over 300 types of bacteria. It is vital to clean and remove biofilm and plaque on a daily basis to maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Traditional dentures can poke, grind and irritate, especially when the adhesive fails. Some patients have an allergy to the acrylic base that they aren’t even aware of until after wearing their dentures. Another issue can be denture stomatitis; learn more about this common mouth infection below:
What is denture stomatitis (Thrush)?
Denture stomatitis is caused by a yeast or fungus called candida. It is not an infection that we get or pass on to others because we all have some candida in our mouths. Thrush can appear in other parts of the body, but when it affects the mouth it may be called “denture stomatitis.”
Who can get denture stomatitis?
Denture wearers are most likely to be affected, along with people who have problems keeping their mouth clean. Diabetics and anyone who takes steroids, either through inhalers or by mouth, may also have problems.
Some antibiotics are responsible for causing thrush. Many people find that taking certain antibiotics encourages the infection to come back, especially if taken over a long period of time.
How can the dentist recognize it?
When the denture is taken out, your dental team may be able to see a very red area under the denture. There may also be red sore areas at the corner of the lips. Continue reading at Dental Health
Tired Of Your Traditional Dentures? We Understand
If 2020 is the year for your new smile, we can’t wait to help. As the leading dental implant provider in the Charlotte region, our professional and dedicated team is ready to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for denture stabilization or prefer to have a new set of permanent dental implants, we have the solutions for your smile. Don’t live in discomfort any longer. Let us provide you with a smile that feels amazing and deserves to be seen. Book your free consultation with us today.