Anyone with dentures know that it’s not always an easy life. Despite advances in technology over the last 10 years, making them more natural and better fitting, dentures still present wearers with common problems leading to self-consciousness and discomfort.

Let’s take a look at some of the common pitfalls in dentures and how best to solve them!

Ill-fitting dentures

This is a problem that almost all denture wearers experience. When you initially get your dentures fitted they might be just right. However, over time as the jawbone naturally changes this nice fit can wear off, leading to painful rubbing on the gum and even denture slipping. This is embarrassing for wearers, especially in their professional and social lives.

Dentures that affect how you speak

When you first get dentures fitted you’re likely to notice that your speaking is affected, especially in the early days. Adjusting to wearing something new and strange in your mouth can lead to slowed down speech, difficulty in pronouncing certain words and increased saliva production.

Accelerated bone loss

Long-term denture wearing can lead to accelerated bone loss caused by the added pressure that chewing has on the jaw bone with fitted dentures. This also contributes to dentures not fitting as well after sustained periods of wearing them.

Difficulty eating with dentures

Anyone who wears dentures will likely be able to testify that your ability to enjoy some of your favourite foods is affected. Biting down with the front teeth becomes especially difficult as this can cause the denture to dislodge, putting you in awkward and embarrassing situations when you’re out with friends. The same goes for eating harder foods, such as apples or carrots.

Dental implants: the permanent solution to denture problems

While it’s true that denture technology has come a long way, here at Ollie & Darsh we believe that a far better solution exists for those that have experienced tooth loss but want to enjoy all of their favourite things in life.

Dental implant therapy is a revolutionary way for people to permanently restore lost teeth. Placing implants into the jawbone allows for the restoration of teeth using specially designed replacement teeth. The result is a permanent solution to tooth loss and the restoration of your confidence and lifestyle.

If you think that dental implants may be the perfect solution for you book your free consultation with the team at Ollie & Darsh, were we will assess your eligibility for implants and discuss your needs over a cup of coffee in our Liverpool city centre clinic.