Dr. Matt McGee
A Great Dentist

What should I do if my dentures do not fit?

Denture fit poses a real challenge for some patients – especially those with bone loss or who have had dentures for a long time.

In some instances, we can reline the denture in-house or send it off to our dental lab for a reline to improve the fit. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a temporary fix.

Dentures typically need replacement every 5-8 years, and maybe more often if your overall health or weight has changed dramatically. This is because your bone structure changes with time.

We design beautiful, natural-looking dentures in our Nashville dental office. We can discuss your options for conventional dentures, or you may opt for stable implant-retained dentures.

Four to six dental implants placed in the upper or lower jaw act as a locking mechanism to hold dentures in place using either a bar or ball locks. You can still remove them for cleaning and maintenance. Otherwise, they will stay put.

Implant-retained dentures eliminate slipping and moving as you eat or smile. Many of our socially active or professional patients prefer dentures with this added security.

A complete exam will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants and we will discuss your options so that you can make a great choice for your smile.

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