Almost everyone who wears dentures face the same challenges when they first begin wearing their new teeth. They are uncomfortable at first. Which is why denture stabilization is always such a popular topic among those who wear dentures.
When dentures lack stability, they can often be counterproductive. After enough rubbing and sliding, the unstable dentures can actually cause reduction in the jawbone. Dentures are supposed to make eating all types of food a reality, not allow little pieces to sneak between them and the gums where they can cause discomfort.
Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done. If the mold was taken when the gums were swollen, the dentures will not fit properly. All dentures eventually become too big, since the jaw naturally shrinks in size in reaction to teeth being lost. A simple refitting can be done to solve this problem.
Dental implants are the best solution for most patients. These metal implants drill right into the jaw and provide an apparatus for dentures to attach to. When attached, dentures sit flush against the gums and won’t move unless properly released. Even these will need to be refitted over time, however.
Just about anyone can have dental implants inserted into their jawbone. You may have an issue if you suffer from periodontal disease. Make sure that you feel relief when you wear your dentures.