How Dental Implants Can Reduce Denture Discomfort
- Posted on: Dec 20 2013
The decision to use false teeth can be challenging because of the aesthetic, comfort and health challenges that might affect denture wearers. If you’re struggling with questions about tooth replacement, Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can assess the condition of your mouth and recommend treatment options.
Though dentures have become more sophisticated since our grandparents’ day, some patients still experience issues with false teeth. One of the biggest issues is lost fit, where the dentures adhere less closely and comfortably within your mouth.
If your false teeth don’t fit as well as they used to, you might experience problems like:
- Discomfort in the gums from the denture apparatus rubbing against soft tissue
- Movement of the dentures when speaking, chewing or laughing, which can make some patients self-conscious
- Increased risk of gum injury and disease, bone loss and oral infection
Though a denture adhesive might help keep false teeth in place, these products can be messy and difficult to apply effectively. If you’re concerned about false teeth, Dr. Marshall might have a solution: supporting dentures with dental implants.
Implant dentistry is the only tooth replacement method that permanently fills the vacant root structure left by lost teeth, supporting the overall health and stability of your mouth. If you are a candidate for dental implants, our Philadelphia implant dentist can create a custom denture that attaches to the tops of implants surgically embedded in the gum.
Using this method, dental implants act as an anchor for false teeth, allowing you to remove the denture when you want while avoiding the uncomfortable slipping and friction you might experience without the support of an implant.
To learn more about how our Philadelphia implant dentist can reinforce dentures to achieve your ideal oral support, please contact Dr. Lindsey Marshall or call (610) 649-0696 today.
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