All denture patients have experienced it: that day when you realize your denture is loose. There are a number of reasons your denture may start to fit poorly. Sometimes, uneven or excessive tooth wear causes your denture to tip or rock. Certain health conditions can also affect how your denture fits, such as weight loss of more than 7 pounds, sudden or new illness, cancer treatments, and various medications. However, there is one factor affecting all denture wearers that you may not have considered – bone loss.
You think you need a new denture made. Maybe it’s your first denture, or perhaps you have been wearing a denture for some time and think it’s time for a replacement. What’s your first step? Schedule a consultation.
Whether you’re getting your first denture or you’ve been wearing dentures for years, most patients will experience some difficulties when adjusting to a new denture. Happily, these problems can be managed and in most cases overcome.
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As anyone who’s just had oral surgery knows, meals while your mouth heals can be difficult. Foods must be soft and easy to eat, but since healing can take a few days or longer, it is also important that you don’t get bored of limited menu options.
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While immediate dentures are a welcome treatment option for many patients, your body will initially not respond so enthusiastically. Thankfully, these responses can be anticipated, adjusted to, and overcome with time, persistence, and practice.
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