The Dreaded Loose Denture
Many people come to my office, WinningSmiles, in Fontana, California complaining that their dentures are loose. Most of the time, these patients have worn dentures for years.
What causes ill-fitting dentures?
Ill-fitting dentures result from different reasons. Because dentures rest on tissue and bone and over time, with chewing and swallowing, the bone tends to reabsorb or disappear and the dentures won’t fit as tight. In addition, the tongue and the surrounding tissues constantly move when one talks or chews and this tends to cause a denture to dislodge. Dentists can make most upper dentures fit fairly well because suction can be created with the palate. This is not true for lower ...