Millions of Americans wear dentures. Correct fit is essential to proper function and speech.. Even good fitting dentures only preform at 5-10% the effectiveness of natural teeth. Loose dentures can cause sore spots and pain. This can also cause changes in the soft tissues that help support the denture. Poor fitting dentures also lead to resorbtion of the jawbone. Patients who wear dentures should see their dentist at least on an annual basis to make sure that they fit correctly and soft tissues are healthy.
If your dentures are loose, Implants can be used to help stabilize dentures, especially lowers. Special attachments or snaps help keep dentures in place. This helps increase the force that you can bite with, making it easier and more enjoyable to eat. We work with our oral surgeons to make the process highly successful.