I've had issues with dentures slipping in the past. Have dentures improved in recent years?
If you are unhappy with the stability of your dentures, you will be pleased to know that both the materials and the process for creating dentures have vastly improved in recent years. Now we are no longer limited to an ill-fitting, one-size-fits-all solution for replacing missing teeth.
The most important part of the dentures process is the planning stage. You should love not just the fit and feel, but also the appearance of your dentures, so we take our time to ensure that you are thrilled with the outcome. A significant improvement in fabricating dentures is the availability of digital imaging technology that provides us with highly accurate, detailed images of your teeth and jaw.
Materials have also improved to the point that we can customize every detail of your denture, down to the color of the gums and the positioning of each tooth. The natural-looking teeth sit on an acrylic base that is designed to match your natural gum color. The base is softer than those made years ago, so it conforms closely to your gums. A denture that is customized for your mouth will fit comfortably and should only require natural suction to hold it in place.
If you regularly use adhesive and still have problems with full or partial dentures that shift and move, it might be a good time to call our Birmingham dental office for a consultation. We will be happy to speak to you about creating new dentures as well as the option of adding mini dental implants to hold them securely in place.