I wear dentures and I hate how they feel in the roof of my mouth. In my opinion, they feel fake and hard. Do you know if anyone can makes a soft denture where the material on top is somewhat flexible?
– Dolores from Michigan
There are appliances that are built with a softer lining. When patients have bony bumps on their jawbone, sometimes a dentist will offer this as an option to them to help with the soreness that may occur in those bumpy areas. These “soft dentures” are more expensive than traditional complete dentures. They are much more comfortable, although it is important to note that they don’t seem to be as durable, they are difficult to keep in place, and more difficult to keep clean.
I am unaware of a soft,pliable material like you were asking about that would line the roof of your mouth. For a denture to work well it requires a certain level of firmness to fit appropriately and support your chewing.
There are things that can be done to eliminate the section of the denture that goes over the roof of your mouth. Dental implants are an option. They are a permanent, feel completely natural, and they look like and function just like your natural teeth. They also prevent facial collapse, a condition where your jawbone deteriorates over time when you are missing teeth. Or a hybrid implant appliance is a possibility for you. It does not have the portion that goes over the roof of your mouth.
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