If loose dentures are left untreated, it can lead to more serious problems over time.
The gums and jawbone can shrink or recede (known as atrophy) which is common as the structure of the mouth can change naturally as you get older. As a result, your gums may become very tender and you may also begin to experience pain in the ear or frequent headaches. Difficulty with chewing and swollen and / or sore gums caused by loose dentures may lead to poor nutrition, which can impact your overall health. Therefore, it’s important to deal with faulty dentures quickly.
When loose dentures have not developed from natural changes to the gums and jaws, the following may be the cause:
- Poor fitting by a previous provider
- In sufficient care when the dentures are removed
- Changes to the jawbone or gums in the months and years following tooth extraction.
Missing teeth are usually why dentures are required, whether they are to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or the entire set of teeth. Square Mile has other options available to replace missing teeth, if this is more desirable, such as:
Our dentures are designed to match the appearance of your original teeth, giving you back a bright and healthy looking smile.