Dentures are a common restoration in those over the age of 60. Getting older does not have to lead to tooth loss, but if it does, the smile can be easily restored using this method. Dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in one or both jaws. Dentures that fit properly do not slip, slide or pinch, and they should not cause soft tissue problems. However, the bone and gum tissue can change over time, leading to ill-fitting dentures that can cause soreness, swelling and irritation. Our emergency dentist can help.
Ill-fitting dentures that are not addressed can cause sores, open wounds and calluses in the mouth, which can lead to more dental problems. We can fix dentures that no longer fit. In many cases, we can realign the dentures to better fit your gums. Recasting them may also be an option. Some patients may benefit from the addition of dental implants, which can preserve the jawbone more effectively and offer greater stability to the dentures. Broken dentures may be able to be repaired, or they may need to be replaced depending on the extent of the damage.
To avoid denture emergencies, use good dental hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for checkups. Store the dentures according to your directions to avoid any mishaps. Call us today to learn more about maintaining your dentures or to schedule your next appointment with our expert in emergency dentures in Los Angeles.