Why do my dentures keep falling out
- Posted on: Feb 15 2021
When it comes to maintaining full dentures in place, the struggle is real! Many patients who opt for full dentures as an economical way to replace the entire arch of teeth may be incredibly discouraged at the process. Anyone who has worn dentures for years will report having difficulty keeping them in place. They may rub wrong along the gumline, causing sores and discomfort, or they may fall out in embarrassing social situations. Fortunately, there’s another way for patients to restore their smile: implant-retained dentures.
What are implant-retained dentures?
In our practice, implant-retained dentures are the most desirable option for patients who are missing all of their teeth. This method of replacement uses a more conservative denture, almost like a full dental arch bridge, that utilizes four dental implants along the dental arch to snap into place. By using implant-retained dentures, patients can avoid the use of messy denture adhesives and actually maintain the natural bone of the jaw—protecting their smile from bone resorption. Dental implants use the jawbone for support and stabilization, making it easy to keep dentures in place!
Why dentures don’t fit
There are several reasons why patients might end up dealing with ill-fitted dentures. This includes:
- Poor quality dentures
- Warped or damaged dentures
- Bone resorption/bone loss
- Worn out dentures that need to be replaced
- Gummy ridge issues
- Oral cancer
- Poor quality denture adhesives
- Improper fit
Am I a candidate for implant-retained dentures?
Determining your candidacy for implant-retained dentures starts with an evaluation from our team. The best candidates for implant-retained dentures are patients with sufficient bone structure to ensure successful surgery. Evaluations may include a physical evaluation as well as x-rays for imaging of the patient’s jawbone.
Find out if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures
If you are unhappy with your full dentures and are considering a more comfortable and effective solution for your smile, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation visit with our team of providers in Simi Valley, California. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team encourage patients to call the office at (805) 584-1194 to request an appointment at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B.
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