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Loose Dentures

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Evan
Loose DenturesDentures are used to replace missing teeth. Normally, they are designed to fit perfectly into the patient's teeth. However, they may have become loose at some point and this hinders them from performing their natural function. Picture this, you are in a conversation and then suddenly, your dentures start to feel uncomfortable. We are going to delve into the various ways you can prevent this and effective solutions to loose dentures.

Why do they become loose

Before you get into details of how you fix dentures, it is important to look into the various things that lead to the loosening of dentures. The most common of them all is bone resorption. This is where your gums start shrinking because they cannot hold your teeth in place. Dentures are also prone to wear and tear therefore loosening is expected. We can prevent this by taking care of your dentures.

How to fix your loose dentures

If your dentures feel loose, you should schedule an appointment with our orthodontist immediately. If you cannot access medical assistance, you can use strong adhesives to hold them in place. For the adhesive, you should confirm that it does not contain zinc because it can cause health problems.

An alternative to this method is talking to your dentist about implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures. Overdentures are removable dentures that are more secure. In addition to that, implants are a better alternative to dentures. Implants have titanium posts that hold the jawbone acting as the tooth root.

Call Us Today

In conclusion, loose dentures are a source of discomfort, they are a source of low self-esteem and other social-related issues. With the use of modern technology, there has been the use of better alternatives that are more comfortable to our teeth. We are among the few facilities with up-to-date services and equipment. Be it a case of loose dentures or any other issues related to our oral health, our orthodontists are ready to serve you. Call us today.
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