Do you suffer from a slipping denture or one that is poorly fitted and difficult to keep in place?
A poorly fitted denture can not only impact your ability to eat and speak normally but can also lead to dental problems related to irritation of the gums, soft tissues and the bite. When a denture is able to move around, the gums can quickly become sore and it may be uncomfortable to eat. This will increase your risk for an infection in your mouth and will eventually lead to changes in the diet that may compromise your overall health and well-being. Dr. Caves works with patients who need to find a solution to ill-fitted dentures and can offer a permanent, secure and natural looking result using dental implants.
Why Do My Dentures Slip?
The fit of a denture can change over time for a number of reasons:
- Changes in the bite due to aging and bone loss
- Fluctuations in body weight
- Medical conditions
- Worn teeth in the denture
- Damage to the denture
Dentures should be kept clean and patients should visit with us regularly for checkups during which Dr. Caves will look for early signs of problems related to the fit of a denture.
Should I Repair or Replace A Denture?
The decision to repair or replace a denture can be made after a consultation with Dr. Caves, during which he will evaluate your dental health, the condition of your denture and discuss your needs. If it is determined that your denture cannot be repaired, Dr. Caves will go over the most suitable denture replacement options with you. We offer traditional dentures and implant secured dentures.
While both options are made from high-quality materials and are customized to the unique aesthetics of your smile, using dental implants can provide key benefits for your quality of life and long-term oral health. Dental implants will provide the most natural function and can be life-changing for patients who have been struggling with the effects of a poorly fitted denture.
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to learn more about your options for addressing a slipping or poorly fitted denture, schedule an appointment with Dr. Caves in our Columbus dental office. Contact us at (706) 407-4851 or request one online. A secure new smile will give you back your confidence and ability to enjoy life each day without fear of losing your teeth.