We hear it from new patients every day. They had a denture made somewhere else... maybe it was years ago, maybe it was months ago. But either way, they can't stand their denture. The usual problem is that it feels loose, or moves while chewing. Many patients just wish that they could do something to stabilize their dentures so that they could just eat the foods they used to love like steak, bagels, or fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables.
The problem is that with a standard set of dentures, about ninety patients in 100 will have at least one of these issues, especially with the bottom denture. The good news is that there's a good solution. When a denture is only supported by gums, the foundation is unstable. It's soft, and the position of the gums is always slightly shifting. The key is to give the denture a solid, unmoving base. So how do we do that?
The answer is a simple one, but once patients have experienced it, they describe it as nothing short of a miracle. The answer is to support your denture with dental implants. So what does this look like?
Dental implants are essentially man-made tooth roots. Once they are in place, they can be used as the foundation for dentures that click securely into place, they can support dentures that are fixed in place long-term, or they can be the supports for a traditional dental bridge. These are all excellent options, but only you can decide which one fits best into your life. But the important thing is that you will be able to eat the foods you love, and keep your dentures perfectly anchored in place without worrying that they could slip or fall out of place while chewing or in a social situation.