Wearing dentures is a part of life that most of us will face at some point. Keeping those dentures in good shape is imperative to maintaining a healthy restoration for the rest of your life. Most patients see fewer problems with the upper dentures, but struggle with lower dentures. Here at Marineland, we have solutions to maintain the comfort of your dentures as well as the health of your smile.
Lower dentures are especially susceptible to becoming loose and rubbing against your gum because of the anatomy of the skull. The lower jaw is the only part of your mouth that actually moves when you chew and speak. It is attached to the stable upper jaw through the temporomandibular joint, so when you are wearing a lower denture, it is more likely that it will shift while you go through your day to day activities.
We know how frustrating that movement can be, which is why we offer implant-supported dentures. The implant not only holds the denture in place, but it will also stabilize the loss of bone associated with the loss of teeth. Dentures with implants, even if it is just on the lower jaw, will offer you an immediate difference in comfort and functionality. We might also do an alveolar ridge augmentation which will strengthen the foundation.
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need to have a stable restoration in your mouth. We have options available to take you from being uncomfortable in your dentures to feeling complete at ease no matter what you’re doing. Contact us today to set an appointment. Let us know what you’d like to see happen for your dentures!