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Can You Sleep With False Teeth?

False teeth, also known as dentures are a treatment we offer to patients who are looking at replacing multiple missing teeth. Depending on your exact case, we offer a variety of treatments to meet your exact needs.

If you have removable dentures, then we advise that at nighttime you take them out and leave in a glass of water (so they don’t dry out). This will allow your gums to breathe while you sleep.

Fixed Dentures

One of our popular denture treatments involves dental implants to securely fix them into place. This is a fixed option where the teeth will be securely attached to the implants and won’t be removable. As well as looking natural, they will be comfortable and function more like your original teeth than removable options did.

Ill fitting Dentures

If your dentures are ill-fitting (uncomfortable) then they can cause gum irritations and be a problem to wear. Allowing your gums time to heal is important and especially so at night (leaving them in a glass of water). Removable dentures over time will start to not fit as well as they once did. This is because when you lose teeth, the sites of the missing teeth will start to suffer from bone resorption. This is a natural process which affects people at different speeds. Bone resorption is the process when the bone starts to recede and fade away. Overtime, this resorption will cause your once well fitting denture to become ill fitting. Your denture may require a reline, which will adjust your denture to fit your new measurements – making them more comfortable and well fitting again.

Combating The Affects of Bone Resorption

With removable dentures there is no way to stop the affects of bone resorption. Ridge preservation techniques can be used to slow them down however. Implant retained dentures (also known as overdentures) are an effective tooth replacement treatment that offers stability as well. The implants will integrate with the bone and will promote healthy bone growth.

If you are not 100% happy with your dentures or you would like to find out more about dental implants, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultations.

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