My daughter had many conversations with me about dentures and the problems I would have. I thought it would be easier to have my loose teeth extracted and just get dentures. Almost every night since I got the dentures I have cried. They are a nightmare. I can’t eat with them. On almost every bite, the bottom denture lifts. I spend more time trying to settle it back in place than I do eating. Is this what I have to deal with the rest of my life? Thank you. Janet
Janet – It is not uncommon for people to have issues with the bottom denture. This can occur because if improperly fitted dentures or jawbone shrinkage.
If you have already had your dentures refit or relined, you can consider getting a second opinion. Another dentist who is skilled with dentures may be able to provide you with a better fit. He or she will also let you know if you are experiencing jawbone shrinkage. Jawbone shrinkage occurs when your teeth are missing, and it makes it difficult to keep a denture in place.
Dental implants are surgically implanted in your jawbone. They can be used to stabilize dentures, and they prevent further jawbone shrinkage. Although your dentures may need to be replaced over the years, dental implants will help you enjoy eating again and improve your experience with dentures.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.