Can Dentures Be Fit To Receding Gums?

Can Dentures Be Fit To Receding Gums
Gum recession can be triggered by a number of issues, ranging from periodontitis to genetics. If not addressed, gum recession can also lead to tooth loss. So, before any dentures can be fitted, your gum recession will need to be addressed.

Whether you only need deep scaling and planing or need gum grafts, once your gum recession is taken care of, it is time to address the issue of missing teeth. Dentures are the natural solution, but depending on what type of dentures you select at Castle Rock Dental, you may be looking at future gum issues.

Partial Dentures And Receding Gums

To replace multiple missing teeth, while you still have natural teeth remaining, partial dentures are a common option. This type of dentures can be configured to fill in for missing teeth all around the mouth, as the replacement teeth are placed on a removable acrylic retainer. This support structure also often utilizes metal hooks around some of your natural teeth to help stabilize the partial dentures.

However, bacteria can become trapped between the partial dentures and your gums, as well as build up in the area where your partial dentures are hooked onto your natural teeth. This trapped bacteria can lead to gum disease and gum recession, which can lead to future gum grafts being needed.

To help prevent this build-up, it is essential that you remove your partial dentures every night and clean both the dentures and your natural teeth thoroughly.

Gum Changes And Full Dentures

It is a misconception to think that gums won’t change once you no longer have natural teeth remaining. With traditional full dentures, individuals will still experience changes in their gums, but it is not because their gum line is receding.

Instead, when you no longer have natural teeth, the jawbone will lose density, as it lacks the root of your teeth to support its current density. That is why dentures become loose over time. As your dentures become loose due to changes in your gums and jawbone, you can visit our denture clinic and have them refitted.

However, after a certain amount of adjustments, you will need new dentures, as your mouth will have changed enough that relining your dentures isn’t enough to help them fit.

Dental Implants Can Better Support Oral Health

A better alternative to partial dentures and traditional dentures are dental implants or implant-fixed dentures. When it comes to dental implants, a single dental implant can be a natural and sturdy replacement for a missing tooth. You can also have implant dental bridges, which impact nearby natural teeth less and are far more stable than partial dentures.

As for implant dentures, the titanium rods implanted into your jawbone will support your new dentures, which will remain fixed in your mouth. With these supportive rods, you won’t lose much bone density, which helps prevent changes in your gum line.

If you would like to consult with our denture specialists on what options are best for you, financing options, and more, feel free to contact us today to schedule your consultation. We are ready to help you have the healthiest smile possible!

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