Losing your teeth can be devastating. Whether you replace them with dentures or implants, you have to maintain your prosthetics if you want to keep your mouth healthy.
But dentures and implants differ in one big way: how they affect your bone structure. Dental Implants, because they are inserted into the jaw keep the bone density that you’re supposed to have. Dentures, on the other hand, may gradually trigger your jaw bone to shrink, causing a change in your facial structure and how your dentures fit. A proactive repair can keep them comfortable and secure.
Long Term Temporary Fit
When you get fitted for dentures, the base is fitted to the shape of your jaw. But as you lose bone density, that shape changes, causing a denture that fits and aligns less securely.
Eventually, it could cause uncomfortable pressure points on your gum. Fortunately, it’s possible to adjust or reline your denture so that it fits correctly. After seven years, it’s likely that you will be better served with a new denture than a repaired. We recommend scheduling a denture checkup at least once a year to ensure yours are fitting like they should be.
Denture Specialists in Woodstock, Georgia
If you live near Woodstock, we’re happy to provide all of your denture repair and replacement needs.
At the Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists office, we use state of the art technology and techniques to create and repair both full and partial dentures. You’ll be more comfortable eating, speaking and smiling with confidence.
Contact our Woodstock dentists today to schedule a time to consult with our denture specialists.