They also give you back a beautiful smile and restore the shape of your mouth. But sometimes, your dentures may become loose, and this can cause some significant problems.
Problems with Loose DenturesThere are several problems associated with loose dentures.
|•||They may slip and fall out, which can cause quite an embarrassing situation.|
|•||They can rub against your gums, leaving dentures sores or redness and inflammation.|
|•||They can cause issues while eating and drinking, which may lead to gagging.|
|•||Too much cleaning, or cleaning to vigorously, can cause your dentures to become loose.|
|•||Slurred speech or a clicking noise when you talk.|
Denture AdhesiveDenture adhesive is used to hold your dentures in place. Not every type is right for every person. If your adhesive isn't holding your dentures the way it should, try a different one.
Reline Your DenturesWhen your dentures have become too loose after years of wear, relining your dentures may be an option. There are two ways of doing this. A temporary reliner is done by taking an impression that fills the space between your dentures and gums.
The material used however, isn't meant to last long. The second option is similar except that a harder material is used and your dentures will need to be sent to a lab to apply the reliner.
New DenturesIf your jaw has undergone reabsorption and changed shape, your current dentures may no longer be able to be used. If this is the case, you will need to have a new set made.
Dental ImplantsIf you're tired of dealing with loose dentures, you may want to consider dental implants, a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed in your jawbone that hold bridges of prosthetic teeth. Implants won't slip or fall out of place and they have been shown to slow, and even stop, bone loss.
Don't let loose dentures get you down. Contact our office to discuss your options.