Painful Gums — Prothesis with Soft Base
Your gums are painful since some time? Your dental prosthesis may be injuring your gums even though it was carefully adjusted. Furthermore, you may have noticed that your gum tissue is receding. Luckily, there exists a type of prosthesis that could solve your problems: a prosthesis with a soft base.
Used mainly for the lower denture, the soft base is a sort of cushion that forms a part of your prosthesis. The soft base is more porous and therefore adheres more firmly to your remaining gum tissue. It is more stable in your mouth and less irritant for the mucous membranes. When preparing your prosthesis, your denturist will install the soft base by heating it on the inner surface of the prosthesis.
The soft base will not stop the gum from receding. In fact, your gums are continually evolving in shape and thickness. Therefore, to ensure that your soft base prosthesis provides you with a constant level of comfort over time, you will need to have it checked on a yearly basis and replaced if necessary. Maximum adherence of your prosthesis will keep your gums healthier longer.