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Making you smile is the name of our game. We do this by providing dental implants designed to fit your specific needs and situation, performed by one of the most highly trained implant dentists in Connecticut.Read More

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Would you like for your smile to go from broken to beautiful in just one day? Consider All-on-4 implants from the Single Visit Implant Center!Read More

Implant-Retained Dentures

Get greater security for your denture with implant-supported dentures! This solution improves the function and fit of your dentures, and you don’t have to worry about embarrassing slips anymore!Read More

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Denture Complications

Do you have difficulty chewing, speaking, or sores with your dentures?

Are you afraid that your dentures are loose and fall out during speaking or eating?

Are you not happy with excessive wrinkles around your mouth or pronounced chin?

You are not alone! These are very common problems people have with dentures. 80% if denture wearers report these problems.

One of the most common problems with dentures is the fit. Dentures are extremely different than having your natural teeth. They sit on the gum tissue and are not anchored to the jaw bone the way teeth are. It takes some time to get used to having them in your mouth. Over time, the jaw bone and tissues resorb or shrink.  This creates a space under the denture. Often times, people will use adhesives to fill that space and glue the denture to their jaws.  This is only a temporary solution, since every year, the space between the denture and the jaw gets bigger. Denture adhesives have also been linked to toxicity and systemic problems if ingested. The bigger the space, the poorer the fit of the dentures.

When dentures do not fit well, they result in sores and feeling like they are loose. Often eating becomes painful.  You can also feel like they will fall out during speaking or eating.

Helpful Tips

When you first get your dentures, your gums may feel tired and sore. If this does occur, you can massage your gums. You can do this numerous times throughout the day, and it will relieve any discomfort you may have been feeling.

When people experience the slipping and sliding of their dentures, they often resort to a denture adhesive to keep them in place. As you keep adding adhesive, it build up between the gums and the base of the dentures. A simple solution is to have the dentist reline your denture. This will create a more intimate fit of the denture to your gums and jaw bone. The denture will feel more stable and will stay in better.

When the jaw bone has advanced resorbtion, dental implants may be used to stabilize and hold in the denture.  Attachments can be placed in your denture that will snap on to the implants. The denture will feel very firm and you will feel like you can take a strong bite when eating.

Even when the jaw bone is severely resorbed, special denture implants can be used. These were designed specifically to hold in dentures and can be placed in narrow jaws. The procedure is minimally invasive and often can be done with a simple dental anesthesia injection, just like for a filling.

Another solution for those who wish to have teeth that do not come out, is the all-on-4 concept. In this instance, 4 implants are placed and a denture is converted into teeth that are screwed in and supported by the implants. This can often be done in a single visit. The denture no longer needs to come out at night and the teeth feel really rigid and fixed. You will feel like you can really chew well. Say good bye to denture soars and loose teeth.

Our office specializes in different types of implants and denture solutions. You no longer need to put up with loose dentures and embarrassing moments. Call today for a complimentary consultation.

Have your denture evaluated once a year.  At the annual check-up, the dentist will also perform an oral cancer screening. A chronic denture soar can lead to a cancerous lesion. Often times, they are not painful and can be disguised or hidden by denture adhesive. The prognosis of treatment of oral cancer is linked to early detection and prevention. Remember that the earlier it is detected, the better the prognosis. If the denture is loose, a reline procedure may be recommended. This can be done with a soft or hard material, depending on your comfort. A typical life span of a denture is about 5 years. At that point, the denture usually does not fit well and the denture teeth are worn out.

Quality dentures should feel comfortable, have a secure fit, and look natural. With dental implants, the dentures will allow you to chew your favorite foods. When done properly, dentures can increase your life span by 5 –10 years. They not only add years to your life, they add quality to your life as well.