Preventing Ill-Fitting Dentures: How Our Dental Care Team Helps Patients By Joseph Perry, DDS on September 25, 2014

An older woman smiling in a white roomMany patients throughout the greater San Antonio area have come to Dr. Joseph Perry to get a set of dentures. Custom dentures allow patients to bite and chew as they normally would, without worry of slippage or discomfort. Ill-fitting dentures can affect your overall well-being and comfort, which is why we always strive to ensure the best possible fit. Let's go over what we do to prevent poor fit for our patients.

Poor Fit Is an Issue for Many Denture Wearers

Many people who come to our practice have had issues with the fit of their dentures. It's relatively common, and we've gone over the various problems associated with dentures that don't fit on this blog before. In fact, we've covered the signs of poor-fitting dentures on this blog twice, which gives you a sense of how pervasive the issue is and how often we receive complaints of this kind.

Problems Associated with Dentures That Don't Fit Right

We encourage you to read those previous posts for more detail on the various issues involved, but in short these include:

  • Pain in the mouth
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Poor appearance of the dentures
  • The dentures fall out at inopportune times

Because of all of these problems associated with the fit of dentures, we take great care in crafting customized appliances.

Crafting Custom Dentures

There can be no one-size-fits-all approach to treating tooth loss. When making dentures for a patient, we need to carefully customize the appliance for comfort and fit. That means proper fit along the dental arch as well as proper fit of the appliance when a patient bites down. All points of contact are carefully considered in order to achieve the most ideal results.

Examining Dental Records and Medical History

In order to ensure a good fit and an aesthetically pleasing appearance to custom dentures, we take a close look at the patient's dental records and medical history. This allows us to consider the nature of the patient's original teeth and bite as well as various health conditions that are related to the dental arch and the gumline.

We can make adjustments to the appliance as needed to address the current dental health realities that patients face, allowing for the most comfortable bite possible as well as a snug fit around the bone structure and gumline.

Considering Dental Implants for Support

One way to improve the overall fit of dentures is to support them with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored directly into the jawbone and gum tissue of a patient's mouth. These provide a level of stability comparable to your natural tooth roots, meaning very little likelihood of your denture slipping or falling out.

Being Detail-Oriented About Your Oral Health

In essence, the best fit means being as detail-oriented as possible about your oral health in order to craft the ideal denture for you. This is something common to us and our team, which is why so many patients who come to our practice are able to smile with absolute confidence.

Speak with an Expert About Custom Dentures and Restorations

To learn more about customized dentures and how our team can help you have the beautiful smile that you have always wanted, be sure to contact our dental care center today. Dr. Perry and the entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and restoring your smile in the process.

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The team at River City Dental Solutions serves the needs of the greater San Antonio, TX, area with state-of-the-art technology and the latest innovative techniques. We can provide you and your family with beautiful smiles through a variety of procedures including:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures

To schedule an appointment at our San Antonio dentist office, contact us online or call (210) 349-3745.

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