Dentures don’t have to mean bone loss. Here are some tips to help you to prevent bone loss with dentures after they have been fitted.
The main reason for bone loss is poorly fitting dentures. If dentures are unstable and rubbing on the gums the patient will experience soreness and ulceration, but worse than that the underlying bone will resorb and shrink. This will mean the dentures will fit badly and the patient will start to look very sunken and age rapidly. This is often followed with enormous patient dissatisfaction and self-consciousness.
This is why it is extremely important to have your dentures checked regularly by our clinical dental technician. Ultra-grip dentures fit incredibly well but over time patients age and naturally the mouth changes shape. If monitored carefully, the dentures can be modified and relined ensuring a perfect fit. In the long run this can save the patient money. So often a patient will present themselves after 3-5 years and the dentures are so poorly fitting that a new set is required, therefore it is extremely important to maintain regular check ups.
Upper and lower dentures must also be kept clean. If the fitting surface is dirty the denture will not fit accurately and this can cause the bone to erode and cause permanent damage, so it is also essential to keep your dentures scrupulously clean.
To improve the way your dentures fit visit our expert clinical dental technicians for excellent help and advice.
Another way to stop bone loss is implant retained dentures. If implants are placed in the bone and are kept clean and maintained properly they can last decades and this will eliminate bone loss. Facial fullness will be kept, and dentures can last for many years. However, implants are not always possible and you will need a consultation with an expert to see if this option is viable.
Here at sMiles Better dental we offer a full range of denture types together with denture repairs. Call us now on 0161 796 2404 or use the Contact Form to get in touch.