Loose Dentures

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Are you tired of painful, inefficient chewing and denture adhesives? Here at Choose Your Smile, we believe that our patients should never have to worry about their teeth slipping, sliding, or falling out of place. You deserve comfort and security when you chew.

If you have loose dentures, you may be experiencing:

  • Pain when you chew
  • Movement of your denture 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, people often choose to eat softer foods when they have one. 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 jaw bones. Like everything else in the body, if you don’t use it, you lose it so these bones shrink over time. This bone shrinkage makes the lower third of the face shrink slowly over time giving you an older appearance

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We have a few solutions we can offer you.
After assessing the 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 better. Dr. Malfair may also decide that you would be better off having a new denture made and 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.

If you would like to consider investing in something better, then we can fabricate you an IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE that is fixed into your jaw on implants. These are far less bulky than traditional dentures and are not removable at all (except by us for routine maintenance). Really, these are like having a full jaw of great looking teeth again except that these don’t move and can’t rot!

Please contact us to discuss your options!

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