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Question: What are the Options for a Lower Denture that is loose or does not fit adequately?

 

Answer: Lower dentures have been and will continue to be difficult for patients who desire to eat the foods they used to enjoy. Patients with lower dentures are always fearful that their denture may dislodge while talking, speaking, laughing, etc. Lower dentures are much harder to fit and remain stable due to the lack of tissue that supports (or helps retain) the denture. Unlike an upper denture, the amount of tissue needed to support a denture is much less on a lower denture.

 

The typical results are a lower denture that has large amounts of denture cream/adhesive to hold it in. The other is just the patient simply does not wear it and struggles to eat without the denture.

 

Loose dentures, specifically lower dentures, have become a pastime. Now with mini implant dentures, you can enjoy secure eating comfort again. You can smile again and no longer about a loose fitting denture coming out when you talk to your friends or laugh watching a funny movie. In one short procedure (typically less than 1 hour), you can have a stable denture with no surgical sutures, mimimal bleeding, minimal discomfort and the typical months of healing that is needed with implant surgery.

 

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September 01, 2009
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Hi there,
Over the last year I have had very bad acid reflux and haven't looked after my teeth as well as I should have. My front top teeth are now starting to chip away at the tops rather than the bottom. They look awful and I'm only 18, what possible treatments are there for this? please?

 

Acid reflux can wreak havoc on the teeth. This is also includes bulimia or any other disorder that allows stomach acid to escape the stomach. This causes two major problems....

1. Erosion of the esophagus can occur leading to bleeding.

2. Erosion of the teeth due to the acid dissolving the enamel on the backs of

the teeth.

 

Back to your question, there are many cosmetic options such as crowns or veneers that help cover the teeth that provide additional strength as well as cosmetic options however we are overlooking the initial problem:

THE ACID REFLUX!!

 

You have to get this under control first. Highly recommend you consult your physician and get on medication that will assist controlling this as there is no dental restoration that will prevent you this erosion completely without controlling the reflux.

 

Fix the reflux and then go consult a dentist about how to esthetically control your teeth that are chipping.

 

Good luck!

Dr.Glasmeier