for Loose Dentures in Lincoln, NE
Do you have loose dentures?
Wondering why your dentures have become loose and what options you might have for fixing them? We’ve got you covered. Here we’ll discuss:
Questions you might want to ask yourself, or a loved one, about their dentures.
Options for fixing loose dentures, both temporary and permanent.
If fixing a loose denture isn’t an option, should you invest in new dentures?
Over time, continuous pressure on the gum tissue and jawbone from complete dentures results in bone loss and shrinking tissue. This shrinking leads to loose fitting dentures. Whether or not a new set of removable complete dentures will work depends upon how much a patient’s gum tissue and bone has changed.
Some questions that can help determine good options for stabilizing a patient’s dentures are:
1. Is the patient satisfied with the appearance of the dentures?
2. Is the bite functional with loose dentures?
3. Can the patient chew and talk properly with loose dentures?
Solutions for Loose Dentures at Coddington Dental
Your denture dentist at Coddington Dental will help you assess if it is more beneficial to reline your existing loose dentures or have a new set made.
A temporary reline requires adding a layer of material on the inside of the denture while the patient is in the dentist’s chair. This technique involves an impression that hardens and fills the void created by the bone loss. A temporary reline will stabilize the patient’s denture, but only for a short period. This material is the easiest solution for loose dentures.
A permanent reline also requires adding a layer of material on the inside of the denture while the patient is in the chair. The denture is then sent to a dental laboratory to replace this material with pink denture plastic. A permanent reline is longer lasting than a temporary reline, but requires the patient to be without thier denture for a couple of days.
Dental implants are usually an excellent tooth replacement option and will help stabilize a loose denture. These implants will also prevent any further bone loss in the patient’s jawbone.
Dental implants can successfully support a new set of dentures. There are some options including as few as two implants to provide stability for a denture. Many patients find implants to be a reasonable and realistic solution for their loose dentures.
Treatment for a loose denture improves biting, talking, and smiling, and ultimately self-confidence. For more information about treatment for your loose denture, give one of our Lincoln family dentists a call today!
If a reline will not help a patient’s loose denture, it will become more unstable and a new set of dentures is needed. Also, poor aesthetics are another reason for a new set of dentures.
Despite the efforts of your dentist, satisfaction cannot be guaranteed for the fit and function of previously loose dentures. If you have major bone loss, it may be a good idea to consider a reline option temporarily. This option will be superior to other options such as using denture adhesive. Loose denture adhesive can become expensive, messy, and generally doesn’t work well if there too much bone loss because there is no “solid surface” for the dentures to adhere to. If you have questions or concerns, it’s always best to visit with your dentist. He or she can help guide you in the direction that will be most beneficial to your oral and overall health.
You can also find out more about implant dentures here.
The information on this page was written by Dr. Brad Alderman.
This kind and gentle Lincoln, NE family dentist says ““Every chance to relieve a person of either physical and/or emotional pain gives me strength to work even harder for their benefit. That is the promise and commitment that I make to you!”
You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist online 24/7 at his West Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This Lincoln, NE dentist serves communities close to Coddington Dental in Garland, Pleasant Dale, Denton, Crete, Milford, Hickman, Roca, Martell, and Panama.
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