Is a loose lower denture ruining your ability to enjoy a meal or laugh around your friends?
A poor-fitting denture can be both painful and embarrassing. To make it fit properly again you need to first figure out what’s making it loose.
Here are a few possibilities you should consider.
Dentures need to have little notches carved into the sides to accommodate tissue attachments. Your cheeks and lips are attached to your jaw by thin strong cables of skin called frenula. Your denture won’t rest securely on your jaw if it doesn’t have spaces to fit around those attachments.
Dentures edges that are too thick, thin, short, or long will make your denture unstable.
Dentures are designed from a mold taken from your mouth. The dentist uses a soft impression material to capture the shape of your mouth. If the mold wasn’t taken with just the right amount of pressure, that could result in design flaws and a loose lower denture.
Perhaps your denture fits just fine, but the upper and lower teeth don’t match up correctly. An uneven bite could knock your lower denture out of place.
If your lower denture is suddenly loose after years of fitting perfectly, then that could mean you need a new one. The bone in your jaw shrinks under years of pressure from wearing such a prosthesis. Eventually, the denture doesn’t fit anymore and becomes loose.
Ask your dentist about solutions for a loose denture.
Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
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