Are Your Dentures a Drag?
Even though people don’t talk about them as much as they used to, partial and full dentures are still one of the most effective tooth replacement options available. Dentures have been around for centuries in one form or another and their functionality as well as appearance has improved dramatically over time.
Dentures can help you maintain adequate nutrition, maintain your facial appearance, help you speak correctly, and give you confidence. We make quality complete, partial, and implant supported dentures in our Lafayette, LA dental office.
Do you feel like your dentures don’t fit as well as they used to? It is common for dentures to have a limited lifespan because of your changing bone structure. When you lose teeth, your bone will begin to deteriorate and disappear over time. That is because your teeth and jawbone depend on each other for stability. Without one, the other may become unstable.
The longer you have missing teeth, the more your bone structure changes. Complete dentures depend on your bony ridge to stay in your mouth. When that ridge deteriorates, your denture may feel loose. You could find the need for pastes and gels to keep it in place.
Your partial dentures depend on your remaining teeth for stability. If you lose another tooth or have significant bone resorption, your partial can also begin to fail.
In many cases, we can make adjustments that will help, but at some point, you will likely need to replace your denture to ensure proper fit and function. After all, no one wants to have an embarrassing denture malfunction while speaking or eating. Additionally, a denture that fits well allows you to enjoy the foods you need to stay fit and active.
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