Replace Slipping Dentures with Implant-secured Dentures at Elevate Dental Implant Center
A denture that slips, falls out, or is no longer fitting securely in the mouth can quickly create more dental problems. A slipping denture can also irritate the gums and tense up the jaw muscles as they try to keep the denture in place. Implant-secured dentures are a long-term solution for slipping dentures that will improve your dental health and your quality of life.
At Elevate Dental Implant Center, Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi offer comprehensive implant dentistry to replace lost teeth and secure dentures. Our state-of-the-art Hanover, Maryland dental office uses advanced digital technology for the best possible experience for our patients. We aim to provide comfortable and efficient dental solutions to patients of all ages.
Signs of Poorly Fitting Dentures
There are multiple common signs that indicate a growing dental problem related to your slipping denture, including:
- Persistent bad breath
- Irritated and infected gums
- Pain in the gums
- Unbalanced bite
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty chewing efficiently
- Chipped or cracked teeth
Know the signs of denture problems before they worsen. If you have been wearing a removable denture, we can help you replace it with a denture that is secure and permanent using dental implants.
If you are concerned about gum disease or do not have enough bone tissue in the mouth, we can help you establish a healthy oral foundation for dental implants. We offer bone grafting to make sure that patients are able to receive single or multiple dental implants for dental implant restorations.
Dr. Yalamanchili and Dr. Sethi offer All-On-Four implants, implant-supported dentures, and single implants to help patients renew their smiles.
Slipping Dentures FAQs
Should I replace my old dentures or get implant-secured dentures?
The answer to this question depends on the status of your oral health, age, and dental history. We will only recommend replacing your dentures after a through dental exam and consultation. Most of the time, repairing old dentures can cost about the same as replacing them if significant damage has occurred. Ultimately, it is up to you weather you decide to replace your old dentures or repair them.
Is it okay to sleep with dentures on?
It is okay to sleep while wearing your dentures. You may wake up with sore gums, but most modern removable dentures will not cause long-term harm to your mouth if you occasionally sleep with them overnight. You do risk damaging your gums if you do this daily. Permanently secured dentures fit so that they do not scrape your gums or move around, so sleeping with implant-supported dentures is okay.
Can traditional dentures be permanently glued in?
No. You can not permanently glue your existing dentures to your gums and mouth. Your removable dentures can not be adjusted and made into permanent dentures. You will need to upgrade to new implant-supported dentures.
How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?
For the tissues under the dentures to remain healthy, wear them for six to eight hours daily. Patients commonly remove their dentures at night to give their gums a rest period.
How do I keep my dentures from slipping?
The best way to keep your dentures from slipping is to use denture adhesive. This will keep your dentures connected to your teeth. Removing and cleaning your dentures daily will also help them from slipping. Lastly, speaking carefully and slowly will help your dentures stay in place.
Should there be a gap between denture and roof of mouth?
There should not be any gaps or space on the plate of your denture. You should make a dental appointment immediately if this is occurring. Your dentist can easily adjust the dentures to fit properly.
Request an Appointment Today
Are you tired of slipping dentures and messy denture adhesive? Do you have any questions about dental implant treatment? Let our professional team know. During a dental consultation, they will explain the different treatments that we offer and will help you determine which solution fits best for your dental needs in Hanover, Maryland. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yalamanchili and Dr. Sethi on our website. You may also call Elevate Dental Implant Center for care today at 410-205-4997.