A common complaint among denture wearers is the looseness of the lower dentures compared to the fit and function of the upper dentures. In many situations, the lower denture has less stability than the upper denture. This occurs due to the shape of the gum line of the lower crest and the movement of the teeth caused by the movement of the tongue. For patients who have ongoing problems with maintaining the placement of the lower prosthesis, the solutions retained in the implant can be examined.
Whether you are looking for partial dentures, full dentures, or a replacement for missing teeth, there are options available. For those with missing lower teeth, you may wish to consider the use of an implant-supported replacement. There are also options for those who want a partial, soft food-based denture, or a relined denture with gum tissue and removable denture or complete denture movement, for maintenance visits to your dentist.
Partial Dentures: Pros and Cons
Using partial dentures can help improve your overall oral health and restore a more beautiful smile. They are an easy to use and removable dental solution. Partial dentures are made from plastic, metal or a combination of both. They are custom designed to meet the needs of each patient.
The best way to determine what type of partial dentures is right for you is to speak to a dentist. Most dentists can answer your questions and help you make an informed decision. They may recommend using denture cleaners and powders to help your new dentures stay in place.
In addition, you should wear your partials as advised. Leaving them out may cause your teeth to shift, resulting in a less than perfect fit. You should also avoid chewing gum during the adjustment period.
If you are wearing your dentures for the first time, you may feel some soreness. However, this is normal. A good idea is to rinse your mouth with warm water, which can remove food particles and speed up denture healing.
Implant-Supported Replacement Options: Pros and Cons
Whether you are looking for a single tooth replacement or a complete set of upper or lower teeth replacement, dental implants can be an excellent solution. Dental implants work by anchoring into the jawbone like real teeth. They are durable and can last for years with proper care.
Implants are usually more expensive than other options. This is because they require surgical procedures and healing time. However, the procedure is relatively painless. The process may take several months or a year depending on your specific circumstances.
If you have a full set of lower teeth, you may want to consider a fixed bridge. A fixed bridge is made to fit the size and shape of your mouth. This is a convenient and affordable option. A full arch fixed implant bridge is non-removable and provides a natural looking set of teeth.
Implant-supported bridges provide the best solution for multiple missing teeth. They have nearly the same strength of a natural tooth and allow you to eat a wide variety of foods. They can also help keep your jaw in proper alignment. However, they can take a number of visits to your dentist for adjustments.
Relines: Pros and Cons
Having a reline of dentures is a great way to improve the fit of your dentures. This will also increase the longevity of your dentures. Whether you have upper or lower dentures, relining them will help them stay in better shape and make them easier to wear.
There are two main types of relines. The first type is hard relines, and the other is soft relines. Both are done in the dentist's office or at a dental laboratory. Both are fairly inexpensive. During a soft reline, the dentist applies a special material to the denture. This material has microscopic holes that help mask the problem with the denture.
Hard relines are made of harder materials that last longer. Typically, they will last up to two years. However, they can be uncomfortable for some people. They also have the potential to develop sore spots, and require sending the denture to a dental laboratory for a more permanent reline.
Soft Foods: Pros and Cons
Whether you are wearing full or partial dentures, eating soft foods can be easier. However, learning how to eat these foods can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Avoid sticky foods: Sticky foods are difficult to chew and may cause dentures to come loose. Try to avoid sticky foods such as peanut butter. These foods may also cling to your dentures and make cleaning difficult.
Sticky foods may also get stuck in your mouth and may cause gum irritation. Clean your dentures as soon as possible after you eat sticky foods.
Try to chew foods slowly. If you chew food too quickly, your dentures may come loose. Also, avoid chewing on one side of your mouth. Chewing on both sides of your mouth will help prevent dentures from tipping.
Don't eat too hot foods: It can be difficult to tell if a food is too hot. If you are unsure, try to eat small bites and test the food in your mouth. If the food feels too hot, wait until it cools down.
Upper vs Lower Dentures: Pros & Cons
Lower dental prostheses may be much more resistant to wear and tear than upper dentures - people often find this surprising since upper prostheses seem more likely to come off due to gravity's pull! However, lower dental prostheses tend not to be as stable as their upper counterparts; even those used to wearing upper prostheses may find it difficult getting used to their lower ones.
When there are no teeth present in an area, our bodies consider that alveolar bone useless - so it begins resorbing it; with less alveolar bone remaining over time, lower prostheses have less support - making it difficult for them to stay in place when sucking on them! Loose prostheses often result from an improper fit in lower teeth or an imbalance between upper/lower bite patterns...