When you are looking for dentures, there are likely several concerns that may be on your mind. Will they be comfortable and secure? Will they look natural?
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already had to make some tough decisions about your dental health. Most people don’t want to contemplate losing all their teeth, and dentures are medically and functionally an option of last resort. In an ideal world, you could keep most of your natural teeth, but if that is not possible, and dental implants are not an option, you’re in good hands with Dr. Carroll for your denture design and maintenance.
Success with Dentures
Complete removable dentures are what most of us think of when we hear the word dentures. This describes a full plate of teeth to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or both. Suction holds upper dentures in place, while lower dentures simply rest on the ridge of your lower jawbone and are held in place by your cheeks and tongue. Both upper and lower dentures do move around, but most people get used to this quickly.
For both experienced and new denture patients, comfort is important. One solution is a soft liner, like the one pictured. This type of liner can make your denture more comfortable, but it is not as durable as a hard liner, and will need to be replaced more often.
An additional option is an overdenture that is anchored with mini implants. See our page on affordable dental implants for more information about this option.
Give us a call or use our convenient online appointment page to set up a time to talk to us about your denture options.