Before the 1940s, regular dental visits were not common practice and dental diseases were widespread. This caused a great deal of people – of all ages and backgrounds – to lose their teeth or the need for them to be extracted. Dentures were the most common method for replacing the teeth, and are still used as one of the most popular choices for “false teeth.” While oral care has improved greatly over the last 80 years and people are taking a much more proactive approach to dental health, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly one out of four people age 65 and older has lost most or all of his or her teeth. Because of this, there is a large percentage of the American population that wears dentures.
A common issue among denture wearers is ill-fitting or uncomfortable dentures. Dentures that do not fit properly in the mouth can be very painful, causing irritations and sores in the mouth that only worsen the discomfort. When dentures rest snugly against the gums and do not slide around, pain should not be an issue. Dentures that slip and slide in the mouth when speaking or eating cause soreness and swelling, making wearing the dentures intolerable.
Ill-fitting dentures can cause other issues, especially among seniors. When dentures do not fit well and people experience pain associated with dentures, they are less likely to eat. Because seniors are already more susceptible to diet-induced conditions, a poor diet and lower nutritional intake can lead to further healthy and digestive concerns.
At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, our team is committed to providing the highest quality service to our patients. We understand that dentures are a large investment, and we value your time and money. We also understand how personal your smile is to you, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve a smile that you are confident showing to the world.
If your dentures are uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and/or causing you pain or discomfort, please contact Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists today. Our experienced technicians work inside our on-site laboratory under the guidance of our prosthodontics specialists Dr. Warren G. Berne and Dr. John A. Anderson. Their background, experience, and specialized services make Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists your trusted source for denture care and repair