Struggling with Loose Dentures in Kelowna?
Are you tired of painful, inefficient chewing and uncomfortable denture adhesives? Here at Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, we believe that our patients should never have to worry about their dentures slipping, sliding, or falling out of place. You deserve comfort and security when you chew.
If you have loose dentures, you may be experiencing some painful symptoms including:
- Pain when you are chewing.
- Movement of your denture appliance in your mouth while chewing.
- Difficulty speaking.
- Gagging or choking on extra plastic.
- Soreness and swelling in your gums.
- Changes in your diet and lower nutritional intake.
- Changes in the appearance of your face.
Because it is harder to chew with a denture appliance, people often choose to eat softer foods when they have dentures. Softer foods tend to be less healthy than harder to chew foods (vegetables, fruits, and meats) so your health can suffer.
In addition, dentures do not transfer enough bite force to your jawbones to maintain the bone strength. Like everything else in the body, if you don’t use it, you lose it! Without proper care, these bones shrink over time. This bone shrinkage makes the lower third of the face shrink slowly over time giving you an older appearance.
If you are experiencing loose dentures, it is important to fix them as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage!
Discover Implant Dentistry at Love Your Smile
If you are struggling with loose dentures, we have a few solutions at our Kelowna dentist office that we can offer you.
After assessing your tooth wear and the general stability and fit of your current denture, Dr. Malfair may determine that your denture is repairable and that a reline may help make your current denture fit and stay in place better.
In some cases, Dr. Malfair may decide that you would be better off having a new denture made. In that case, he would either make one for you or work with a specialist or denturist partner to get one made. These are cost-effective options, but while it is a better denture, you still have a denture appliance.
If you would like to consider investing in a more permanent tooth replacement option, then we can fabricate Implant Supported Dentures that are fixed into your jawbone with dental implants. These are far less bulky than traditional dentures and are only removable by a professional during routine maintenance.
Implant supported dentures will give you stronger, great-looking teeth that feel more natural!
Contact Us Today!
If you are struggling with loose dentures, please contact us today to discuss your denture options at our Kelowna dentist office!