If you have dentures, then you will know the struggle it takes to keep dentures in position. Eating, talking and even wearing them for long periods can all cause dentures to loosen in the mouth, and may even work themselves free at embarrassing times. Loose dentures are also more likely to get substances trapped below the plate, causing irritation and even swelling of the mouth plates, gums and jawline. Loose-fitting partial dentures can also put the rest of your natural teeth at risk. There are a few ways to solve this problem, and it is worth experimenting to find the right solution to your problem.
If you have to use dentures on your lower jaw, then you may have problems with keeping the lower set in position against the gums. Many people find that they struggle to hold down their lower set of dentures, even with fixing glues and tight fitting. The main problem is that lower dentures just do not create as much suction as an upper set, and can move in the mouth, or even come totally lose while eating, talking or drinking. If you are struggling with these problems, then there are a few solutions available to you.
If you have lost more than one tooth from the same part of your mouth, then you may be facing having to wear a total or partial denture. Dentures in the past covered the whole mouth, but more and more people are now being offered partial dentures, which fit into the mouth and supply a chewing surface for the part of the jawline which is missing. However, regardless of how large or small the denture, users are still likely to find that there are problems with chewing, which can mean that eating some foods is completely impossible.
If you have had dentures fitted to replace lost or extracted teeth, then you may find that you make strange noises when you eat. These sounds can range from clattering as you bite into something firm, to a slight clicking noise which occurs during chewing. If you are adjusting to your new dentures, these sounds can ease with time, but if you are still experiencing problems a few weeks after the denture fitting session, then you may need to have a think about the reasons why your dentures are making particular noises when you chew.
If you are losing a number of your natural teeth, then your dentist may want to offer you the chance to have dentures. Everyone is familiar with the traditional style of dentures, grandpa’s false teeth which used to sit in a glass of water on the nightstand, but not all modern dentures have to be like this. If you are losing your teeth early and don’t want to consider having a complete set of false teeth just yet, then you may want to learn about the different types of dentures, and try to find a set that work best for you.
If you need to have a number of teeth removed from the same area of your mouth, then your dentist will likely recommend a partial denture or bridge to help cover the gap created by the extraction. Patients often have worries about dentures that they don’t feel able to talk about with their dentist, or that only starts to build up as the date of the extraction occurs. One of the biggest worries for people facing the loss of two or three large teeth, and the requirements for dentures, is that it will somehow affect the remaining natural teeth. There are some reasons why these concerns might be realistic, but there are ways to combat it and to live with dentures.