Dentures are not permanent fixtures in your mouth so over time they do get loose and become uncomfortable to wear. If you find it difficult to chew your food or even talk without the fear of your dentures falling out, then your dentures are not fitted correctly. If you wear dentures and you want to ensure that they fit properly, then here are a few things you should do.
Get Your Jaw Examined
Unlike other prosthetics, your dentures do not rely on your gums, but rather the shape of your jaw. Over time, the shape of your jaw tends to change if there are underlying gum problems. Visiting us regularly and getting your mouth examined helps prevent the shape of your jaw from misaligning and this can also help keep your dentures well fitted for a longer time.
It's important to maintain good oral hygiene in between your dental visits with us by ensuring you clean your dentures and mouth thoroughly. You should also lookout for any signs of damage on your dentures and if you feel that there is something off about the way your dentures fit, it is best to get it checked by us as soon as possible.
If you want your dentures to fit seamlessly in your mouth and not fall out, then you can get additional support with the help of dental implants. In such situations, instead of the dentures sitting on your jaw, it takes the support of the implants and sits on them. This gives sturdy support to the dentures and helps increase functionality. These implants also work well in preventing jaw degeneration, which is nothing but a change in your facial structure due to lack of teeth.
If you want to learn more about how you can make your dentures long-lasting and fit better, give us a call for some expert advice.