What You Should Do If You Notice Any Damage to Your Dentures
Posted on 12/19/2022 by Dr. Hallas
Many people don't pay attention to the state of their dentures. Most end up getting damaged, leading them to stop functioning properly. This damage, in turn, can make it difficult to keep using the dentures. So, what should you do if you notice any damage to your dentures? We recommend you book an appointment at our offices as soon as you get the chance to. There are problems related to dentures that could put you at risk. Here is a deeper look at some of them to help you understand the seriousness of your situation.
Common Problems Associated With Dentures
Patients who wear dentures must keep their oral hygiene in check. They must also maintain a regular checkup routine at our offices. Failure to do so might put you at risk of suffering irritation in your gums and mouth. These areas get irritated and might develop sores over time. These sores start to get bigger, putting you at risk of a bacterial infection.
You might also develop difficulties eating and talking when you have damaged dentures. When dentures get damaged, most of them get loose, causing them to hang on the jaw instead of holding the bone tight. This loose fit, in turn, causes them to move around inside the mouth as you move your jawbone. When eating or speaking, your jawbone coordinates with your tongue to give the right pronunciation of words and to chew and swallow. This irregular movement of the dentures makes these processes difficult.
Fix the Problem Before it Gets out of Hand
Even slight damage to your dentures can make a big difference in the way they work. Please don't wait for problems to get out of hand before you do something about it. Contact us for more information about damaged dentures.
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