Have you heard of a soft denture that is soft or flexible? Do you know where I could find one? The hardness of my denture on the roof of my mouth is bothersome and feels fake.
– Darcy from Iowa
I have heard of many dentists that are offering dentures with a softer lining. Typically they are used when a patient has a bony ridge along their jaw. When your jawbone has these bumps, patients complain of them being sore and this softer material is more comfortable. There are some drawbacks, like they are more expensive and don’t last as long. They also are a bit more tedious to clean.
I have not heard of a dentist that makes a completely pliable “soft” denture that does not have some type of hard surface. The reason being that a complete denture requires firmness so the appliance fits properly and supports normal chewing.
Another option for you would be to consider dental implants. Or a dental implant hybrid restoration would eliminate the irritating portion of the denture that goes over the roof of your mouth. This is because the dental implants would provide the support. Although dental implants are more expensive, they are a permanent solution that feel just like your natural teeth again. They improve your chewing efficiency and prevent bone loss caused by facial collapse, which is common with denture patients.
I hope this information was helpful.
This post was provided by Cleveland dentist Hylan Dental Care.