Do you wear dentures? If you do then you know all about the troubles they present for daily life and how frustrating they can be. When you saw our blog headline that talked about the top five things to hate about dentures you may have thought “what, only five?!”
There are a lot of reasons to dislike your dentures, and we’ve heard a lot of them at our Edgewood office. We had a hard time deciding on only five to mention here, but we managed to narrow it down to some of the most commonly heard complaints. You’ll probably be able to nod your head in agreement to quite a few of them!
#1: They irritate Your Gums
Natural teeth don’t put nearly as much pressure on your gums as dentures do – after all, they’re anchored directly to your bone! Whenever you chew the forces are distributed down the tooth and into your jaw, making it painless and perfectly natural. When all that force is on your gums, however, it’s incredibly uncomfortable!
Common signs of gum irritation include redness, hives, and bleeding, all of which aren’t something your teeth should do to you! Many denture wearers simply give up after a while, and that’s no way to live either!
#2: You Can’t Eat Your Favorite Foods
How long has it been since your dentures stopped you from enjoying the foods you love? Most people have been forced to modify their diets quite a bit because it’s simply not possible to eat certain things, and those that you can eat are still pretty difficult to chew up.
Malnutrition is a serious problem for denture wearers, and is the leading reason why your life expectancy as a denture wearer is shorter. What good are your dentures really doing if they’re slowly killing you?
#3: They Fall Out All The Time
You can buy all the pastes, glues, or adhesives in the world and your dentures won’t stay put. Even worse, most of those products simply leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and not much else to show for it.
We hear stories all the time about patients who’ve lost control of their teeth, causing serious embarrassment in social situations. Your dentures should be an ally – not something you constantly worry about betraying you.
#4: They Don’t Look Natural
Are you pleased with the appearance of your dentures? If so, you might be in a small minority of denture wearers. The appearance of dentures is a common complaint among those who wear them, and it’s easy to understand why.
Tooth loss leads to bone loss, which in turn changes the shape of your jaw. Dentures don’t change to fit your new mouth shape, which results in them looking too large, out of place, and falling out easier. It’s only a matter of time before that happens to you!
#5: You Can’t Taste Food
If you want your upper dentures to stay put you have to cover your palate. Most people don’t consider their palate as an important part of their sense of taste, but one you cover yours up you learn fast what a central role it plays.
This is yet another reason why denture patients don’t enjoy eating – even if you can handle a food it’s nearly impossible to taste it!
How To Get Great Results From Your Dentures
All of the problems that we listed above have a common, and simple, solution: dental implant support. By attaching a series of dental implants to your jaw we can give your dentures the ability to snap right in place, and stay there the whole day.
Implant supported dentures will end your worries over dentures that fall out, allow you to eat your favorite foods again, and even let you taste them because you don’t need to cover your palate! On top of that, dental implants stop bone loss because they bind to your jaw. This also takes the stress of your gums and lets you wear dentures without all that discomfort.
Life Can Be Better With Implant-Retained Dentures
The procedure is fast, healing is easy, and the results are simply amazing. We’re confident that you’ll absolutely love what we can do with just a few simple dental implants. If you want to find out how we can change your life don’t wait – give our Edgewood office a call at 859-474-7830! You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!