Why do my dentures feel loose, lift, or shift?
There are a few reasons why a lower denture might float or feel loose. The lower jaw is not as stable as the upper jaw, so the denture has a tendency to move around. The lower teeth are not as firmly anchored in the jawbone as the upper teeth, providing less stability. Additionally, the lower jaw is not as wide as the upper jaw, so there is less surface area for the denture to grip onto. The anatomy of the lower jaw provides less support for the lower denture, and it is more likely to move around in the mouth. If you’re frustrated with the state of your lower floating denture, there are permanent, effective solutions to help you regain your smile! Read below to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Permanent teeth implants offer an enhanced solution for traditional denture wearers. They can support fixed replacement of several teeth or an entire denture set, depending on what is needed to restore your smile. They are also more durable, comfortable, and natural looking than dentures.
A permanent solution
Dental implants are the best solution for a loose fitting or floating lower denture. They are permanent, comfortable, and look and feel natural! Dental implants can even provide a secure and stable foundation for your dentures, by being placed in the jawbone and acting as anchor points for your dentures. This means that your dentures will not slip or move around in your mouth, and you will be able to eat and speak with confidence again!
No more loose, slipping dentures
With dental implants, you will not have to worry about your dentures falling out. You will also be able to eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about your dentures slipping. Dental implants are a common, effective way to help secure dentures and reduce the risk of embarrassment while eating and speaking.
Preserve your jawbone
Dental implants also help to preserve the health of your jawbone. When you lose teeth, the bone in your jaw begins to resorb, or shrink away. This can cause your denture to fit poorly and can make it difficult to eat and speak. Dental implants bond with your bone via a process known as osseo-integration, which may stop or slow down any further bone loss in your jaws, keeping your jaw healthy!
If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced denturist today. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment option for you. At South Calgary Denture and Implant Clinic, we offer competitively priced dental implant packages. Talk to our highly trained denture specialists today about the solutions we offer!