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Why Do Dentures Lose Their Fit?


Posted on 11/12/2012 by Dr. Franco
Man and woman smiling about dentures in Irving,TXWhen a permanent tooth is lost, a series of issues must be faced. For patients that select a denture to resolve tooth loss, they are answering the aesthetic question; however, there are many other considerations beyond appearance that should be discussed.

Dentures that just sit on top of gum tissue can’t do anything to help sustain bone loss. Over time as bone deteriorates, the individual is faced with the prospect of shrinking gum tissue and a much older appearance as well as dentures that no longer feel as secure as they once did.

For more than just a cosmetic response for tooth loss, dental implants have supplied the optimum circumstance for:

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Eating

The beauty of one or more dental implants over dentures when it comes to eating is tremendous. Eating favorite foods becomes natural and effortless because a dental implant is as close to eating with your natural teeth.
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Speaking

With a denture, there is always a thought in the back of your mind about just how secure that denture is. If laughing or talking, will the unspeakable happen and your denture slip out of place or a worse fate, fall out?
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Smiling

Dentures will close the space where tooth loss has occurred, but securing your denture with Bite Lock dental implants will provide a smile beyond description. You walked into your dental appointment concerned about the next six to twelve months of dealing with temporaries and healing from implant surgery. But instead you are leaving the same day with permanent replacement teeth that look and feel natural.

How is this possible and what can be expected? When dealing with the loss of one or two teeth, an implant will provide a solution that will allow bone structure in the gum tissue to be maintained or even be enhanced. This will prevent jawbone deterioration that may result in sunken cheeks and lips.

But if multiple teeth or an entire arch is affected, a process referred to as Teeth In A Day may be implemented. This will allow your implant dentist to place dental implants and the final restoration all on the same visit. A total smile makeover can be completed in just one day, and the result is so dramatic you will wonder how you could have ever considered a denture!

If your dentures aren’t fitting as they used to, contact the skilled team at our Irving office to learn more about the Bite Lock concept. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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