Six Signs You Need New Dentures in Fort Worth, Tx

By Dr. Damon on May 05, 2018

A person holding a removable dentureIf you have multiple missing teeth, you might be wearing dentures. Dentures are an excellent treatment option for patients that are missing all or most of the teeth. However, over time there are bony changes that occur which will result in some dentures not fitting properly or they may become to look worn or unnatural. In these cases, patients may need to have new dentures altogether.

At Texas Denture Clinic and Implant Center in Fort Worth, Dr. Clark Damon and Dr. Kari Blankenship focus specefically in making Dentures, aided by their in-house dental lab. We offer many types of dentures, including Complete or Replacement Dentures,  immediate dentures and partial dentures, to replace your current dentures. Here, we take a look at six signs that indicate you need new dentures. To schedule a dentures consultation at one of our Fort Worth, TX area offices, contact us today.

1. Loose Fit

A lower denture is mostly loose, however it gets looser over time. One of the most common complaints among patients that have had their dentures for over 5 years is that the denture has become loose. This is the result of time and that over time denture patients loose bone. The result of poor fitting dentures is that the dentures may slip or slide in the mouth. It can make oral functions difficult. In many cases, patients choose to not wear their dentures at all. Thank goodness, Dr. Damon and his staff TRY HARD to get denture patients a good fitting denture, but none the less, we can make a new set of dentures that can be better fitting for patients looking for dentures in Fort Worth, Tx

Removable dentures are more likely to become loose as opposed to implant-supported dentures. If you are interested we can dicuss the advantages of "Snap on Style" Denture Implants. There are some amazing benefits that 2 dental implants can add to patinets quality of life. 

2. Difficulty When Trying to Speak or Eat

When dentures are loose, it can make it difficult to eat or speak. The prosthesis may slide out of place at inopportune times, such as when talking to a group of people or when eating out with friends or family. This can become so frustrating for patients that they begin to avoid social interactions.

We can replace your old dentures with NEW DENTURES that may be more stable within your mouth. Removable dentures stay in place through a combination of a good fit, suction, and the use of advanced materials. We also offer implant-supported dentures, which are secured to dental implants that are embedded in the jaw.

3. Unnatural Appearance

Overtime, as your dentures age, the size and shape of the teeth become worn down over time, which in contribute to an unnatural appearance, you may feel self-conscious wearing old dentures. Dont worry a new set of dentures can help you out. 

At Texas Denture Clinic and Implant Center in Fort Worth, our in-house lab crafts many dentures every week. We will design dentures that will look natural, and we can make cosmetic and fit adjustments to your dentures as they are being made. All of our patiens have the opprotunity to try in their dentures to approve the overall esthetics. We want you to look your best. 

4. Gum Inflammation and Pain

If dentures do not fit well over the alveolar ridge, the gums can become inflamed, tender, and red. In severe cases, the gums may even begin to bleed as a result of ill-fitting dentures. These uncomfortable symptoms can cause patients to stop wearing their dentures.

5. Unexplained Face and Neck Pain

Some patients experience unexplained pain in the cheeks, jaw, ears, head, and neck. Ill-fitting dentures can result in this pain when an imbalance is causing too much pressure to be placed on certain areas of the jaw.

6. Discoloration or Chipping of the Artificial Teeth

Over time, the prosthetic teeth can become discolored, chipped, or cracked. This process is accelerated if patients expose their dentures to stain-causing food and drinks, cigarette smoke, or other damaging agents. If you have older dentures that have become yellowed or aged, you may need a replacement appliance.

To get dentures at our practice, contact Texas Denture Clinic and Implant Center today.

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