Slipping or Loose Dentures

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There are several common problems with dentures that many people experience, but they are easily dealt with. Age can result in your gums shrinking, which can result in dentures slipping, as well as difficulty with pronouncing words and a whistling sound when you speak. However, this can be resolved by visiting your dentist, who will assess the situation and refit your dentures where necessary. Sometimes, dentures can rub, resulting in sore, ulcer-like spots. If the denture slips out of place, it can also result in a lack of support for the lips, which can result in soreness at the corners of the mouth, as a result of excess saliva. Ask your dentist for a solution.

As you age, your jawbone and gum tissue will shrink and recede from where your original teeth would have met the gum. On average gum tissue recedes at a rate of a quarter of an inch over ten years. This means that the denture is no longer fully supported, so that you may have difficulties with speaking and eating, as well as holding the denture in your mouth. The last thing you would want is for your dentures to slip out in public, both because of the effect on your self esteem and because they are more likely to break this way. Fear of slipping dentures can also prevent you from eating properly because you won’t feel confident in your ability to chew the food without your dentures coming loose.

Tell your Dentist

Slipping or loose dentures can be resolved by a visit to the dentist, who will be able to adjust your denture accordingly so that it fits tightly and securely in to your mouth.

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