Patients searching for a dentist to fabricate new dentures, have olds one replaced or simply have adjustments made to their old dentures should consider dentists who offer the latest treatments in denture technology. An example of perhaps the most significant improvement in dentistry that affects denture wearers is implants. Implants can be thought of as titanium screws that your upper and lower jaw bones grow around and secure in place. Once in place, a variety of appliances can be placed on top of the implant including single crowns, bridge abutments or retainers for dentures. Implants acting as retainers for dentures offer a significant amount of improvement in denture stability for denture wearers.
Experienced denture patients know that conventional dentures, especially lower dentures, frequently have problems with staying in place in the mouth. When dentures are used in conjunction with implants which they click onto, patients find that they can chew and talk much easier with the improved retention.
If you are a current or potential denture wearer and would like to discuss potentially using implants, Brookside Dental offers free consultations for implant patients and Brookside Dental would gladly give you his professional opinion on what treatment he believes would be best for your case.
What do dentures feel like?
Until your become accustomed to your new dentures, they may feel a bit uncomfortable or awkward for a few weeks. While the muscles in your cheeks and your tongue learn to help keep your dentures in place, the dentures may feel loose or not properly positioned. It is not unusual to feel minor irritation or soreness in or around your gums. Saliva flow may temporarily increase as well. These problems should diminish as you get used to the dentures. One or more follow-up appointments with the dentist are generally needed after a denture is inserted. If problems persist, such as soreness or irritation, you should consult Dr. Pauley.