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My dentures feel loose. How do I make it so they stay in place?
Dentures fit can change when patient have dramatic changes in weight, when the dentures degrade or when the level of bone under our gums fall away. A new denture can be fabricated to fit the new size and shape of our gum tissues but sometimes the fit still is not what we want it to be. Dental implants are a great option to patients who aren’t getting adequate fit due to a lack of bone.
Implant retained dentures have four to eight copings within the denture that ‘click in’ to their respective implants that are threaded into the supporting bone. This satisfying ‘click’ keeps the denture put so it can only be removed with a significant amount of finger pressure. The amount of pressure to remove the denture can be adjusted depending on what type of coping is placed.
An implant retained dentures can also be created so they are permanently screwed into place like real teeth. Since these dentures don’t rely on surface area adhesion to stay in place, they can be made smaller. For example, most upper dentures cover the entire roof of your mouth but with implants an upper denture can be open on the roof of the mouth allowing your ‘fake’ teeth to have a ‘real’ feel.
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