When getting dentures, your dentist should talk to you about the different options you have. Dentures should fit securely, but they can become loose over time. Loose dentures can create sore spots, discomfort, and poor function, which can be frustrating and uncomfortable. If you’re worried about this happening to you, here’s how you can avoid these potential issues.
Can you permanently attach dentures
Dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth. They are artificial teeth attached to a base that helps keep it secure in your mouth. Sometimes, they can be too loose, causing them to move around in your mouth. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this.
People typically have two options when it comes to permanent dentures:
- Screw-in dentures – dentures that are “permanently” screwed into dental implants to hold them in place.
- Snap-in dentures – dentures with snap-on mechanisms and can be removed at any time by the patient.
What are screw-in dentures?
Because screw-in dentures are more permanent, they could be life-changing and less irritating. One of the greatest benefits they have is they are screwed into dental implants, which preserve the jawbone.
The procedure is typically done in a few simple steps:
- Removing teeth, if there are any
- Screw in permanent dentures
- Return for routine checkups and cleaning
Most dentists have their own processes, and it’s important to discuss each step before the procedure to know what you should expect.
How do you clean permanent dentures?
Dentures still need daily, proper cleaning just like real teeth do. Temporary and permanent dentures have differences when it comes to cleaning. With temporary or snap-in dentures, you can remove the dentures and go about your normal routine with a soft-bristled brush, non-abrasive toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.
Screw-in dentures are fixed in place, so the patient cannot remove them. It’s important to still clean the dentures yourself, again, with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste, but you should visit your dentist twice a year to have them removed and cleaned properly.
Dentures can become an issue if they are too loose. If you’re considering getting dentures, a more permanent option is worth looking into. If you decide to go with screw-in dentures, you must get routine cleaning at least twice a year for proper care.