When you first got your removable dentures, your dentist customized them for your jaw's unique shape and contours. They were comfortable because they fit well, but over time, the shape of your jaw changed, and now you’re left with ill-fitting dentures.
One reason for this is the bone resorption or loss in your jaw that occurs after losing a tooth. Removable dentures in Middletown, NJ sit on top of your gums and don’t stop this bone loss, so they continually need to be adjusted or replaced.
Why Ill-Fitting Dentures Are a Problem
The most noticeable problem with ill-fitting removable dentures is that they easily shift and move out of place, leading to:
- Soreness, sensitivity, and swollen gums
- Clicking or snapping noises
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Pain when eating and chewing
- Embarrassment due to moving dentures
All of these problems affect your dental health but also significantly diminish your quality of life. Removable partial dentures can also impede your dental bite and lead to other health complications such as bacterial and yeast infections.
Solutions for Ill-Fitting Dentures
If you have removable full or partial dentures in Middletown, NJ, your dentist will explain that you need to come in periodically to have them adjusted or relined.
You may also want to consider implant dentures as a long-term solution for ill-fitting full or partial dentures. By placing a few implants along your jaw and designing your dentures to clip onto them. This holds them securely in place, and dental implants may also prevent bone loss, keeping your jawbone strong and healthy enough to support your dentures.
Schedule a Dentures Appointment with Us
At Middletown Dental, we offer full denture services, including removable full and partial dentures and implant dentures. Our dentists would be happy to meet with you to see how we can help you get back to enjoying life fully again.