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By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
May 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Loose Dentures  

How Dr. Brad Beasley helps solve the denture problems of that living in Huntsville and Athens, AL!

Loose or poorly fitting dentures are a common problem for many people. In addition to causing discomfort, making it difficult to eat, and denturescreating potentially embarrassing social and professional situations, loose dentures can irritate your gums and the inside of your mouth. However, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure that your dentures continue to fit and function properly. For more information, you can turn to Dr. Brad Beasley, a dentist who proudly offers comprehensive dentistry services to the residents of Huntsville and Athens, AL!

 

Fix Your Loose Dentures!

Dealing with the aftermath of tooth loss can be difficult enough without having to worry about loose dentures. While modern dentures are designed to offer a secure and comfortable fit, periodic adjustments will be necessary over time to account for changes to your gums, which can shrink over time, especially when there's bone loss.

 

Can Loose Dentures be Prevented?

You may not necessarily be able to prevent common problems like bone resorption (shrinking gums) after tooth loss, but practicing good oral and general health habits and following the care instructions for your dentures can help to ensure a secure and comfortable fit for as long as possible.

The best way to ensure that your dentures continue to fit and function properly, (as well as preserve your overall oral health) is to keep up with your preventive dental care appointments. Dentures usually start to become loose gradually over a period of time, so speak to your dentist as soon as you begin to feel them shifting in your mouth or if you experience any discomforting friction, especially while eating or speaking.

In most cases, the dentist can make adjustments to your dentures to improve the fit or repair mechanical damage so that it fits properly. Always speak to your dentist before attempting any do-it-yourself denture repairs, for DIY treatments often end up damaging the appliances further.

 

In Huntsville or Athens, AL, and Experiencing Problems With Your Dentures? Give Us a Call!

For more information about caring for and maintaining your dentures, call Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry at (888) 860-5114!

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
July 08, 2015
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Loose Dentures  

Are your dentures constantly coming loose? Quality dentures from R. Brad Beasley, D.M.D at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Huntsville should fit perfectly and never slide around. Unfortunately, if your denture are a few years old, a changing and shrinking Denturesjawline can leave your dentures prone to slipping and sliding. Here are four ways to fix it.

1. Use a Dental Adhesive

The easiest way to keep your dentures from coming loose is simply to visit your Huntsville drugstore for a quality denture adhesive. Denture adhesive is specially formulated to hold your dentures in place all throughout the day--all without making a mess or being noticeable.

2. Reline Your Dentures

If a dental adhesive isn't enough to keep your dentures in place and they are starting to feel uncomfortable, visiting Dr. Beasley to have your dentures relined can restore the proper fit once again. Without teeth or implants, your jaw can shrink or change shape over time. Eventually, your dentures will need to be adapted to accommodate this change. Relining does just that.

3. Purchase New Dentures

Dentures aren't meant to last forever—for example 5-7 years is the normal life for an implant retained denture. 7-10 years might be the normal life of a tissue borne denture because of usually eating a softer diet. Did you know that there are 2 main reasons to remake dentures? #1 – the teeth in the denture have worn or chipped or #2 – the denture is loose. However, denture patients must realize that the reason their denture is loose isn’t because it changed. The reason an older denture becomes loose is because there has been a loss of jaw bone. This bone loss occurs slowly but consistently each year of denture wear.

4. Get Dental Implants

If you want a truly secure fit that is guaranteed not to slip or slide and you want to be able to eat all the foods you enjoyed back when you had your natural teeth, implant-supported dentures are an excellent way to make this happen. Once dental implants are placed the slow but gradual loss of jaw bone stops!. Speak to Dr. Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry to see if you might be a good candidate for dental implants or implant-supported dentures.

If your dentures don't fit securely, you don't have to just live with it or make do. Set up an appointment with Dr. Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Huntsville to find out which loose denture treatment might work best for you.