Do you wear dentures? If so, what do you think of them? Are the the reliable, supportive assistant that you hoped they would be, or do you resent all the problems that come with wearing them? If you’re like a lot of the patients we see at our Fairhope office you probably fall into the latter group: those who are tired of wearing dentures.
No matter what you do to keep them in place the simply don’t behave like they should. It’s common for our patients to spend a lot of time focusing on their dentures – time they should be spending enjoying the company of friends and family! Thankfully you have alternatives at Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry!
Why Are Your Dentures A Problem?
There are a lot of ways that dentures can let you down, and we’ve seen them all. You might find some common ground with these all too familiar denture problems, but know that they all have a solution.
They Won’t Stay Put!
All the creams, adhesives, and pastes in the world can’t seem to keep dentures in place that well. Those products can provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t last long and even when it’s working you have to deal with the horrible taste and feeling of that goop on your gums.
Over time the poor fit of your dentures will only get worse due to continued bone loss in your jaw. Your teeth are an important part of sustaining bone mass, and without them you’ll develop the sunken look common for denture wearers. While your dentures can be adjusted those changes only do so much – eventually they’ll simply look odd and artificial, all while being a constant source of worry!
You shouldn’t have to spend your time worrying about your teeth – it’s a miserable way to live! All too many dentures wearers come to see us trying to find a way out of dealing with the constant mental drain of denture depression.
You Can’t Eat Well!
It’s all too common for denture wearers to suffer from malnutrition. Eating isn’t enjoyable anymore – it’s just a chore! Your favorite foods aren’t an option because they can’t be chewed properly, and the foods that are left available can’t be tasted because of the plastic covering the roof of your mouth. It’s no wonder so many people simply eat the bare minimum they need to survive!
People who don’t wear dentures can’t appreciate how much the roof of your mouth affects your ability to taste, but you certainly know. Covering your palate makes most foods unpalatable! Life with dentures will never change in that regard, but it can at our Fairhope office!
Are Your Gums Sore?
We hear from a lot of patients who are suffering from gum pain and sensitivity due to denture wear. There are a couple of different reasons this happens, and both are hard to avoid!
First off, there’s the issue of all that pressure and force on your gums. They weren’t meant to handle the full force of the things you do with your teeth! Natural teeth are anchored into your jawbone, which is much better at disbursing those forces – your gums aren’t!
Second, there’s the problem of denture bacteria. Grinding that stuff into your gums can cause irritation, inflammation, and discomfort. You can keep your dentures clean but they still end up with paque on them, which inevitably ends up grinding into your gums.
You Have Alternatives!
At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry we can transform the way you think about your dentures. Starting with just a few dental implants and denture modifications we can change your unreliable set to a snap-in-place pair that stay where you put them all day long!
Implant supported dentures use a ball and socket or a bar and clasp system to stay in place, giving you peace of mind, the ability to eat, and the ability to take control of your life in ways you never thought possible!
This amazing denture upgrade will make living a lot easier and fulfilling – don’t wait another day to find out more about it!
Ready To Change Your Life?
Implants stop bone loss, make your dentures secure, and help you eat better – there isn’t a lot to lose with this great upgrade. If you’re ready to find out what exactly we can do for you at our Fairhope office give us a call today!
You can reach us by phone at (251) 210-7142 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!