There are many different kinds of dentures available to patients who are trying to replace their missing teeth, and many of them say that they are comfortable and sturdy. While this may be true, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui at Tara Hills Dental offers soft dentures. This revolutionary type of dentures uses a soft, flexible inner lining that truly conforms to your natural gums and provides maximum comfort. We invite you to contact us at 510-724-7474 to schedule your consultation with our dentist and see how soft dentures in Pinole, California, can improve your denture treatment.
Are you tired of having dentures that don’t fit your gums or feel a bit rough against your natural gums? Our practice is pleased to offer a comfortable alternative! Soft dentures are becoming more and more popular for patients who require dentures. Soft dentures are made just like traditional dentures; however, there is one major difference: the inner lining of the base is made with a flexible resin. This means that your dentures will provide greater comfort while still maintaining stability enough to still bite into an apple.
Soft dentures make such a huge difference because they adjust to the shape of your natural gums. For most people, your jaw is wider where your teeth attach and curve inward where your tooth’s roots end; this is called the undercut. Because soft dentures are so flexible, they can fit snugly around the widest part of your gums and flex inward and conform to the undercut. Traditional dentures don’t do this; instead, they are most straight or loosely conformed to your undercut. When the soft dentures adhere to the shape of your gums, you do not have to worry about food getting stuck underneath your dentures while eating.
In addition to giving your dentures a more natural and realistic feel, soft dentures can:
- Eliminate sores on your gums that are often caused from ill-fitted dentures.
- Provide a denture option for patients with allergies to acrylic, as soft dentures are hypo-allergenic.
- Allow some of your natural gum color to show through the transparent base, which also has a slight pink tint.
If you have any questions about soft dentures, and if you want to receive dentures that truly fit your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.