Dentures can be be stable, comfortable, and esthetic. They can return your confidence and it is our goal that no one will be able to tell they aren't your own teeth. We feel that even denture wearers can have a drop-dead gorgeous smile.
But even he the most well-made dentures won't feel like you have your own teeth back. It is unfortunate that most people with dentures are not completely satisfied. Common denture problems include the reduction of chewing efficiency, discomfort from rubbing against tender mouth tissues, and having them slip out at embarrassing times.
Facial collapse is a very serious problem that occurs from the shrinkage of the jawbone. Your body senses that the bone is no longer needed and resorbs it. After many years, your face can become sunken in and the jawbone may no longer be able to support a denture. To learn more about this condition, visit our facial collapse page.
Even though you don't want to deal with denture problems, cost can be an important deciding factor. Simply put, most people may not be able to afford the best treatment. We understand how frustrating this situation can be and will not pressure you into anything. We want you to know that there are several options available. We will listen and will make every effort to come up with a plan that meets your budget.
Stability is an all too common problem with dentures. Even the best fitting dentures have the tendency to slip around. The uppers are held in place by a suction and the lowers rest on top of your jawbone. This means that the lowers are more prone to slippage, but both can move when chewing or eating.
Removable dentures mean exactly that, they come out. So denture patients complain of being nervous that they could fall out when they are not supposed to. At first dentures are quite secure. Bur over time there is a greater chance that they may slip out. Rubbing can occur when your jaw begins to shrink causing painful sores in your mouth.
Chewing efficiency is reduced significantly. In fact, some patients with poorly fitted dentures can't chew at all. This restricts their diet to only soft foods which affects their overall health. A denture soft liner can be used for anyone with a denture to make it more comfortable and more snug. Visit our denture soft liner page to learn more.
Facial collapse is the most serious concern for denture-wearers. The shrinkage of the jawbone can make you appear much older than you are. Some people suffer bone loss to the point that it is impossible to wear a denture. Please visit our facial collapse page where we outline this in more detail.
Solutions for Denture Problems
Dental implants by Dr. Elrawy can solve your denture problems. There are a wide range of treatments available and we will listen to your specific concerns and budget requirements. Together we can find the right solution for you.
For example, we can limit the number of implants placed which will lower the cost. Or a more affordable option is a Snap-On Denture. This procedure involves placing two dental implants in the jaw and then a denture snaps into place on top of them.
In the illustration above, you can see how the overdenture snaps into place on two dental implants. To learn more about this, please visit our snap-on dentures page.
Another affordable option is mini implants. They are much smaller than standard dental implants and the surgical procedure is much easier. Therefore, they are about half the cost. To learn more about these affordable dental implants, please visit our mini implants page.
Every individual case is different. In order to make personalized recommendations and an accurate cost estimate, please give us a call at or visit our make an appointment page.