As you probably know, dentures are usually thought of as a restoration option for the elderly. For this reason, most people don’t usually think of dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn that dentures can actually be extremely useful for anyone who is missing teeth—regardless of their age? However, if you have dentures, please make sure they fit your mouth properly.
Sadly, if you have loose dentures, it may because they were made improperly or because your mouth has changed. For instance, you may have lost bone from your jaw, which may affect how your dentures fit. Sadly, if your dentures don’t fit well, your foods might not be chewed as thoroughly as they should be. Sadly, this can ultimately lead to a number of serious issues.
Similarly, please note that dentures should not cause you pain. However, if your dentures are loose, you may actually experience a number of headaches and even discomfort while you’re chewing. Furthermore, your teeth, whether they’re natural or not, will affect the way you speak. If your dentures are loose, you may struggle to speak properly.
Finally, if your dentures don’t fit correctly, you may actually have an infection in your mouth. If your dentures are loose, your mouth could collect excess food particles and rub causing sores in your mouth. If bacteria gets into these sores, you could find yourself coping with a serious infection.
If you have dentures, or are thinking of getting dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Copper Ridge Dental at 801.260.0530. We look forward to hearing from you.