Having a loose denture is about as comfortable as walking around all day with a rock in your shoe — but, worse, it affects the way you eat and speak, too. A denture that doesn’t fit right can also cause oral sores that put your smile health at risk. In short, it’s a problem — but there is a solution. Keep reading to find out how Dr. Sean Moriarty can help people who are struggling to find a denture that fits well.
Dentures: What You Need to Know
A denture is a set of prosthetic teeth that are affixed to a plastic, gum-colored base. It replaces the missing teeth and gum tissue with high-quality, natural-looking materials. A partial denture fits in with remaining teeth like a missing puzzle piece, while a complete denture takes the place of an entire arch of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Removable dentures are held in place using brackets or natural suction. A denture cream or adhesive can provide additional security for a partial denture. Because the jawbone will gradually lose volume after tooth loss, the denture will need to be replaced several times over the years to keep up. You will know an adjustment or relining is necessary when your denture starts to feel loose or uncomfortable.
While many patients enjoy great success with a denture, others have trouble finding a prosthetic that fits properly. Visiting an expert dentist can help you find the right fit for your denture.
Dr. Moriarty’s Approach to Prosthetics
Your dentist in Lancaster County has significant experience with patients who have lost teeth. Whether it’s single tooth loss or a whole row of missing teeth, he takes a personalized approach with every patient, dealing with their unique needs on a case-by-case basis.
When you visit Dr. Moriarty with a loose or ill-fitting denture, he will consider what caused the denture to have problems in the first place. If it’s simply time to replace the prosthetic, that’s what he will recommend. Some patients may be able to benefit from All-on-4 dental implants, which can secure an existing denture with high-quality dental implants in a little under 24 hours. The solution that is right for you depends on your oral health, your budget, and your personal preference.
Seek Help Today
You deserve a comfortable, natural-looking denture. Don’t subject yourself to the discomfort of a loose denture for a second longer! A prosthetic that does not fit properly can actually be damaging to your oral and overall health — and there is a solution in sight when you visit your dentist in Lancaster. Please get in touch with Dr. Moriarty to discuss your options with dentures as soon as possible!
About the Dentist
Dr. Sean Moriarty is an experienced dentist providing specialized care for patients in and around Lititz and Lancaster. To learn more about his care or to schedule an appointment for an ill-fitting prosthetic, we invite you to contact the Mor Smiles office at 717-961-5767.