Dentures for bottom teeth

Certainly! Replacing your lower teeth with dentures is a viable option. While we do not endorse it as a good idea, we acknowledge its possibility. It is important to note that choices have consequences, which can often lead to unpleasant life lessons. Opting for dentures for your lower teeth is not an exception and may have consequences that must be considered.

So, can you get dentures for just your bottom teeth?

Indeed, it is possible to get dentures to replace your lower teeth, as we have seen with many people before.

While we do not necessarily endorse this option, it is still a possibility to consider.

It’s important to remember that our choices have consequences, and some consequences can be harsher than others.

Getting dentures for your lower teeth, for example, can lead to various consequences. Firstly, if you opt for dentures, you will lose all of your natural lower teeth, which can be problematic.

We do not suggest keeping only a few natural teeth to function. However, it is important to consider the effects of removing all lower teeth and replacing them with dentures. One significant impact is on your jawbone.

The roots of your natural teeth are connected to the jawbone, and when you chew, the pressure from the chewing is transmitted through the roots to the jawbone, stimulating the bone cells to regenerate. As a result, the physical act of chewing with natural teeth can strengthen the jawbone and promote its health.

However, if you are missing your natural teeth, it can lead to several problems. Without the pressure from the roots, the bone cells are no longer stimulated, leading to a process called resorption. Resorption occurs when healthy bone cells are reabsorbed by the bloodstream, depriving the bones of the nutrients they require to function.

As a result, the jawbone’s life cycle begins to move in reverse, and the bone atrophies when cells are no longer regenerated to increase its strength.

What does this have to do with bottom dentures?

When you have dentures, you no longer have teeth that are connected to roots that stimulate the jawbone. As a result, there is nothing to encourage your jawbone to produce new bone cells or maintain its strength and health, causing your entire jaw to begin to atrophy.

Dentures cannot stimulate the bone, causing it to shrink over time. This bone loss can lead to a host of issues, including sagging skin, as the skin relies on the bone structure for support.

Jaw bone loss due to missing teeth
Illustration showing jaw bone loss due to missing teeth

Therefore, it’s not just one part of your jaw that begins to atrophy, but your entire jawbone. Wearing dentures can cause bone shrinkage and sagging skin, which is not an ideal outcome. There are several reasons why getting bottom dentures is not a recommended solution.

Bottom dentures don’t usually stay in place

Many people choose to pull their teeth and get dentures with the expectation that they will function just as well as their natural teeth did. However, this is not always the case. Bottom dentures in particular can be frustrating because they tend to shift and move around, relying on gravity and weakened cheek muscles to stay in place. While gravity may not be a concern for most people, the reliance on weak muscles can be a problem.

Your cheek muscles may be weaker as you age, which makes it harder for them to hold the dentures in place. If you want your dentures to stay put, you’ll need to exercise your cheek muscles. Using denture adhesive may also be helpful, but it’s not a long-term solution.

However, if your lower dentures no longer fit properly due to bone atrophy, no amount of adhesive will keep them in place. The bone loss in your jaw can cause your dentures to become loose and uncomfortable over time. Additionally, your dentures were designed to fit your original mouth shape, which can become a problem as your jawbone shrinks.

However, as your jawbone continues to shrink over time, your dentures become more and more ill-fitting because they were made to fit your original mouth shape. This means that you may need to have them relined multiple times to maintain a good fit, and even then, eventually you may run out of bone for them to sit on altogether.

In summary, while it may seem like a good idea to replace your bottom teeth with dentures, it’s important to be aware of the long-term challenges and adjustments that come with it, as well as the potential for ill-fitting dentures down the road.

The best choice for replacing your bottom teeth

After discussing what to avoid, let’s focus on what you can do to replace your damaged or unhealthy bottom teeth. A promising solution is full mouth dental implants, and in particular, at Dental & Implant Centers Of Colorado.

All On Four Dental Implants
Illustration showing All-On-4, a type of dental implant

Our Dental Implants offer a clear advantage as we streamline the process, reducing the time required from months to mere hours – not even a full day. You can have your new permanent teeth in just 24 hours without any temporary dentures or other false teeth options in between.

But wait, there’s more! With our full mouth dental implants, you don’t have to worry about being limited to a liquid diet. You can start eating real food immediately after the procedure, as long as it’s soft. No more slurping on protein shakes and soup.

Our implants offer an impeccable fit that ensures stability and longevity, giving you one more reason to choose Dental & Implant Centers Of Colorado. You won’t have to worry about holding your cheeks in place to keep your new teeth from slipping or losing alignment. You’ll be able to speak freely and confidently, without any concerns about your teeth falling out.

Not only that, but our implants will function as replacement roots, promoting bone health, strength, and regeneration. You can say goodbye to further bone loss and hello to secure, healthy teeth.

At Dental & Implant Centers Of Colorado, your health and safety are our top priorities. We take no chances when it comes to your surgery and sedation. That’s why we provide you with your own personal anesthetist, so your implant surgeon can focus solely on your procedure.

To sum up

While dentures for your bottom teeth may appear to be a practical choice, there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet. The internet may provide many reliable resources, but it also contains directions on how to crochet your shoes. As a result, we advise you to contact our team before making any decisions concerning dentures. Our specialists can offer you personalized guidance and answer all your inquiries to help you make an informed decision on replacing your teeth.

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