Options for better denture use

If you have missing teeth, there are a number of ways that we can help you fill the gaps at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. Dentures are a trusted tooth replacement method that you can consider.

Why do people choose dentures

Dentures in RichmondWith so many options for tooth replacement in the dental industry today, why do so many people still choose dentures? They are used to replace whole sets of teeth or a partial denture can fill just a few gaps. They allow someone to eat the foods they like, albeit often with the use of some adaptive techniques. They also support the shape of the face. Dentures in Richmond are simple to fit and are usually cheaper than many of the other available options.

Some people wear dentures because they have done so for many years. This does not mean that they cannot improve their experience of their tooth replacement method using some of the methods suggested here.

What are the options for more secure dentures?

These are just some of the ways that you can have a more secure experience of dentures in Richmond:

  • A dental adhesive – some people argue that, if the dentures fit as they should do, dental adhesive should be redundant. However, at Sheen Dental Implants, we think that, if using a dental adhesive makes you feel more secure, you should use whatever method works for you. We can recommend various methods and techniques;
  • A better fit – that being said, if you talk to your dentist about using a dental adhesive, they will also explore the option of reshaping or replacing your dentures so that they feel more secure without support. Long term use of dental adhesive can, in some cases, affect the motion of the jaw;
  • Implant-retained dentures – this is a relatively new solution that can be offered to many denture wearers even if they have had dentures for a long time. This is where dental implants are inserted into your upper and/or lower jawbone and these are used as anchor points for a specially made set of dentures. This offers greater security, a stronger bite pressure and, in many cases, a healthier jawbone that is less prone to deterioration.