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Loose Dentures

Loose Dentures

Loose dentures can significantly impact your daily life, affecting your ability to eat, speak, and feel confident. 

Causes of Loose Dentures: Loose dentures can be attributed to several factors, including: 

  1. Jawbone Resorption: Over time, the jawbone can shrink and lose density, leading to a poor foundation for dentures. 
  1. Normal Wear and Tear: With regular use, the fit between dentures and the gums can loosen gradually. 
  1. Changes in Gum Tissue: Natural changes in the gum tissue’s shape and volume can affect the fit of dentures. 
  1. Poor Denture Quality: Ill-fitting or poorly constructed dentures can contribute to instability and looseness. 

Solutions for Loose Dentures:  

  1. Denture Relining: This procedure involves adding a new layer of material to the underside of the denture, improving the fit and stability. 
  1. Denture Adhesives: Over-the-counter denture adhesives can temporarily enhance stability and prevent dentures from slipping. 
  1. Denture Adjustment: A skilled dentist can make necessary adjustments to the denture base, ensuring a better fit and improved comfort. 
  1. Implant-Supported Dentures: In some cases, dental implants can be used to secure dentures, providing a stable and long-lasting solution. 

Loose Implant FAQs 

Q: Can loose dentures cause sore spots and mouth ulcers?  

A: Yes, loose dentures can cause friction and rubbing against the gums, leading to sore spots and mouth ulcers. Seeking professional assistance to address the issue is crucial to prevent further discomfort. 

Q: How often should I have my dentures checked by a dentist?  

A: It is recommended to visit your dentist for a denture check-up at least once a year. Regular check-ups help identify any changes in your oral health and ensure that your dentures fit properly. 

Q: Can I fix loose dentures at home?  

A: While temporary solutions like denture adhesives may offer some relief, it is best to consult a dentist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Attempting to fix loose dentures at home may lead to further damage. 

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