• Problem with Loose Dentures

    When it comes to replacing missing teeth, a set of dentures used to be everyone’s first choice. The patient’s exact mouth measurements can be used to simply produce the dentures in a lab, eliminating the need for surgery or any other invasive procedures. As soon as the dentures are made and properly positioned inside the mouth, the functionality and aesthetics of a smile are quickly restored.

    Problems arise when dentures are not fixed to the jaw permanently. The jawbone begins to deteriorate over time, after tooth loss, as there’s no longer any stimulation that tooth roots provide. The once-comfortable fit of dentures is impacted by the jawbone degradation and will eventually become loose.

    Loose dentures not firmly fastened to the jaw will start to move around erratically inside the mouth. We often hear from our patients at Puresmile Dental & Implants in Farnham Common, near Slough, how speaking clearly becomes difficult to control when dentures start to loosen. An even bigger problem is the challenge to chew food properly as the dentures move around. This can lead to a loss of confidence in the type of foods denture wearers are willing to eat. They simply don’t trust their dentures to do the job of chewing. It means food that everyone else takes for granted, a crunchy apple or delicious steak, become impossible to eat. This restricted diet can seriously impact quality of life for a denture wearer. If this wasn’t reason enough to consider alternatives to dentures then damage to the inside of the mouth and gums is often the final straw. Loose dentures can rub against the tongue, gums, and palate causing mouth ulcers to form on the delicate inner mouth tissues.

    In short, loose dentures can cause, embarrassment, loss of confidence and pain. It’s why more and more patients are looking for an experienced and trusted dental implant specialist in Slough. If you’re unhappy with your loose teeth and dentures then contact us today for a free dental implant consultation or dental implant video consultation. Our friendly team are ready to answer all your questions.