Am I a good candidate for dentures?
Patients with missing teeth have enjoyed the benefits of dentures for centuries.
Dentures themselves have dramatically improved over the years. Today, they look more realistic than ever and give patients a reliable method of replacing missing teeth.
In order for dentures to fit well, you have to have enough bone to hold your denture in place. For your upper denture, this is usually not a problem since the dentures uses your upper palate to create suction, holding your upper denture in place well enough to eat most foods.
Often, the lower denture creates more problems when it comes to fit. A lower denture can move and come loose as you chew or speak if your bony ridge is diminished due to resorption, or bone loss. For many patients, this significantly reduces the foods they can eat and makes them feel self-conscious.
Fortunately, at Nederland Family Dental, we have a solution for ill-fitting dentures. We can place several dental implants to hold your denture in place. Dental implants give you greater stability, function, and confidence, and they can also allow you to eat a wider variety of foods.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures is to call our Southeast Texas dental office to schedule a consultation.