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It comes as little surprise that many people today experience loose dentures and that the problem is more common than most might imagine. Loose dentures are most pronounced in those who have a full or complete denture set and especially for those who have worn their dentures for an extended length of time. There are a number of factors that must be considered when dealing with loose dentures. For example, dentures that are loose are often that way because of a lack of supporting tissue.
Over time the jawbone may atrophy and lose bone mass. This makes it more difficult to keep dentures firmly in place. When this is combined with dentures that are in poor condition the end result can be quite troublesome for patients. Fortunately, your dentist may be able to reline your existing denture so that they are no longer loose or uncomfortable. Denture fit can be improved temporarily or in a more permanent way through adjustments and relining. When full dentures become loose, relining them is usually the best option.
Since the rate of bone loss in the jaw will vary considerably from patient to patient, some people may need more frequent relining than others. It is also important to note that upper dentures are generally less problematic than lower dentures. This is due to the fact that there is a much larger surface area allowing for better suction and better adhesion. To achieve high levels of functionality including being able to talk, chew, bite and smile better may require other options. This may include everything from dental implants to full mouth reconstruction.
In short, dental implants are a type of tooth replacement technology that uses titanium rod or screw placement within the jaw to take the place of natural tooth roots. Implants have evolved and advanced in recent years to become highly dependable, reliable and long lasting. They offer a strong and solid foundation that then is able to accept fixed or permanent as well as removable replacement teeth. Best of all, dental implants allow for the attachment of replacement teeth that are made in such a way so as to perfectly match natural teeth. When removable teeth are used with dental implants replacement teeth can be attached to the implant in the form of a removable denture.
Full mouth reconstruction is a process that is used to rebuild or restore all of the teeth situated in both the upper and lower jaw of the patient. Under most circumstances, a restorative dentist may perform this type of work. Conversely, oral surgeons and orthodontists may also be called upon to do a full mouth reconstruction. A full mouth reconstruction is clearly useful when dealing with loose dentures but can also be used to address teeth that have been lost because of decay, injury or trauma. Contact your Walnut Creek restorative dentist, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh at Dental Implant Solutions, to learn more about full mouth reconstruction and dental implants as a way to correct the problem of persistently loose dentures.
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