When you first receive a new conventional denture, the lifelike feel and stability can be of great comfort. Over time, however, that level of comfort and stability can begin to wane, causing your denture to become loose and begin to shift when you bite, chew, speak, or smile. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can help you avoid this phenomenon by securing your denture on a series of dental implant posts. Dental implants stop your denture from shifting by addressing the two main causes of it – the changing shape of your jawbone after tooth loss, and the lack of lifelike supportive roots to secure it in place.
Why conventional dentures shift around
There are several reasons why a traditional denture might begin to lose its grip over time. The most common and impactful reason, however, is the consequence that losing teeth roots has on your jawbone’s mass and density. The loss of your teeth roots causes your jawbone to shrink over time, due to a lack of stimulation that leads to a reduced nutrient supply. As your jawbone shrinks and changes shape, your custom-designed denture may no longer fit as well as it used to. This can lead to it moving increasingly more often until you have to have the denture replaced.
Addressing the problem of jawbone erosion
Because jawbone erosion is the main cause of your dentures losing their grip, the most important step to correcting the problem is to address this condition. As the result of losing one or more teeth roots, this erosion can only be stopped if you restore the stimulation that your jawbone relies on. This is only possible with the help of dental implants, which are small posts that are inserted into your jawbone. Dental implant posts are designed to replace your lost teeth roots, which reestablishes stimulation in your jawbone and helps prevent the loss of your jawbone’s mass and density.
Creating a more stable dental prosthesis
Losing stimulation in your jawbone is a big reason why dentures lose their grip, but it isn’t the only cause. For example, if a restoration isn’t designed exactly to the specifications of your teeth and dental ridges, it may not fit well from the beginning. If it isn’t secured properly, then your bite pressure may be uneven and cause undue wear and tear on certain areas of the denture. In addition to placing dental implants to maintain your jawbone’s integrity, we can also custom-design an appropriate denture or zirconium full-arch dental bridge that closely mimics your healthy, natural teeth.
Enjoy dentures that don’t move
By supporting a denture or full-arch dental bridge on a series of dental implants, you can prevent it from becoming loose and shifting over time. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.