Although modern dentures are fabricated remarkably well, every dental prosthetic has a certain lifespan. If you received traditional or partial dentures several years (or decades) ago, they may not fit, feel or look the way they used to. Beyond normal wear and tear, your dentures can also change due to bone loss in your jaw.
How Bone Loss Impacts Your Denture Fit
It is not uncommon for patients with dentures to experience jaw bone loss over time. Your jaw bone is preserved by the active stimulation of chewing through a tooth root. Since dentures do not provide an artificial tooth root and they also exert more chewing pressure on the bone than your natural teeth, it is understandable that you may suffer from progressive bone loss around your missing teeth over time. Unfortunately, this may cause your dentures to feel loose or uncomfortable. These can be such exaggerated changes that even a denture reline or adjustment can’t solve your concerns.
At Hollon Dental, we can proudly provide new dentures for patients with ill-fitting dentures due to jaw bone loss. We can help you evaluate your treatment options for another removable dentures or potential implant supported denture with bone grafting. Regardless of your stage of life, it is important that you attain a comfortable, functional and attractive smile after missing teeth. Call our Mobile office today to learn more about new dentures, replacement dentures or implant-supported dentures from a skilled and caring restorative dentist.