If you are missing teeth or wear dentures, it is possible that you will experience bone atrophy. Put simply, bone atrophy means that your body is reabsorbing your bone tissue, which causes your jawbone to shrink as a result. This affects how your dentures or other appliances fit in your mouth, making them loose and preventing them from functioning properly. Fortunately, there are solutions for this problem. To learn more about our treatments for atrophy and denture difficulties, and to schedule your appointment with our prosthodontist in Charlottesville, Virginia, please contact Pantops Prosthodontics today at 434-977-9836.
You may experience atrophy in your jawbone for a variety of reasons, including:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Medical issues
- Poorly fitted or improperly made dentures
- Clenching and grinding of your teeth
- Incorrect chewing habits
- Overused dentures
- Wearing dentures at night
While many patients use sticky adhesives or other products to prevent their dentures from moving in their mouth, these solutions only mask the problem temporarily. Dr. Ben Ross provides treatments that will help you achieve a result that is both comfortable and functional. One of the most popular treatments to halt atrophy and prevent further shrinkage of your jawbone is implant-supported dentures. Implants function like your tooth roots to stimulate growth in your bone tissue, thus keeping it healthy.
If you are interested in learning more about implant-supported dentures and other denture solutions, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you regain a confident smile.