Common Problems With Dentures
Health Concerns Eating certain foods with dentures can be extremely difficult. Foods such as meat, apples, corn, nuts, lettuce and carrots pose the greatest challenge. Many of the best foods simply have to be dropped from your diet, which is a big loss from a health perspective, particularly as you get older. Approximately 29 percent of people with dentures are only able to eat soft foods. When food is not chewed properly, food fragments are too large to be broken down by the digestive system and nutrients are not extracted from the food. Studies have indicated that patients with dentures generally have higher rates of malnutrition because of the effect on their diet.
Denture Alternative There are a few alternatives available for dentures such as fixed bridges and dental implants that might provide a better solution for tooth replacement. Dental implants are considered to provide the most natural looking and functioning tooth replacement. The advantage of dental implants is that they are designed to last a lifetime, they feel and look just like natural teeth, are easy to care for, do not cause bone loss nor do they have to be taken out at night.
Benefits Of Implant Dentures:
• Better retention, no chance of slippage
• Improved health of bone and gums
• Ability to eat without restrictions
• No adhesives needed
• More natural look and feel
Consultation If you have loose fitting dentures and are having a difficult time eating, contact Dr. Mariana Conant, DDS and her team at (480) 867-1727.
Composite fillings are white, tooth colored fillings that are used to repair both small and large cavities.
Loose dentures can be troublesome. Over time dentures allow your jaw bone to shrink and will remain loose over your lifetime,
Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receeded part of the tooth.
A dental crown, or cap, is a type of dental restoration device used to cover up a tooth or dental implant at and above the gum line.
Using dental sealants is a popular and effective way to help prevent tooth decay.