Remember that once your natural teeth have been lost, your gums will shrink slowly but continually throughout the rest of your life time. Some people’s ridges shrink more than others. The lower ridge is the one that shrinks the most over time. This is why lower dentures are more difficult to wear than the upper dentures. Many people have very flat, resorbed lower ridges. Even the highest quality denture cannot do it’s job effectively if it has poor support from a flat lower ridge.
When you get new dentures, they are made to fit at that point in time. Then, as your gums shrink, the dentures may loosen. This can cause sore spots or even cause the denture to crack or break. Be sure to have them checked if you have any of these problems as you may require a reline.
Is there a solution for Loose Lower Dentures?
Yes, Dental Implants are a permanent solution for loose dentures. Simply, implants are artificial tooth roots that can be placed in the bone of your ridges. Then, your dentures “snap” or “screw” into place, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence and no denture movement. Book a consultation with your Denturist today to find out how implants can CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER!