Imagine Dentures that Don’t Slip!
If you or someone you know has worn dentures for a while, you may be familiar with one of the most common complaints among denture-wearers—slipping. Dentures are created to fit snugly on your dental ridge, but over time, they can lose their tight grip and comfortable fit. As part of our dedication to our patients’ excellent dental health, Chandler dentist Dr. Arooni explains the cause of this phenomenon and offers an innovative solution to eliminate it.
How Traditional Dentures Work
When you lose most or all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, your mouth’s ability to function properly suffers greatly. Not to mention the conspicuous gap(s) in your smile can cause you to become self-conscious, diminishing your overall quality of life. Dentures are designed to restore function and beauty to your smile by providing a row of replacement teeth. Made of natural-looking prosthetic teeth situated on a gum-colored base, dentures are custom-designed to the curve of your smile, and are secured to your dental ridge with a special adhesive. Unfortunately, the loss of your teeth’s roots creates greater problems than an unsightly smile.
Dental Implants—The Complete Solution
Your tooth’s roots are embedded in and supported by your jawbone. When one is lost, your jaw receives fewer nutrients (since your body registers one less tooth support). Every lost root equates to fewer nutrients, and over time, the deficiency causes your jawbone to deteriorate. As your jaw weakens and shrinks, your dental ridges change shape, and your once-tight-fitting dentures can become loose and uncomfortable. Dental implants, which are shaped like a small rod and surgically inserted into your jawbone, replace the roots that you’ve lost to help prevent jawbone deterioration. Once your dental implants heal, they can be used as anchors to secure your implant-supported dentures, eliminating the cause and the risk of denture slippage.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Chandler
If you currently wear dentures and wish to eliminate slippage, or if you are searching for the perfect option to replace your missing teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Arooni by calling our Chandler dental office at 480-855-1200. Located in the 85224 area, Lakeview Dental Care proudly serves patients from Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, and all surrounding communities.
By Mark Arooni DDS