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As you probably know, dentures are usually thought of as a restoration option for the elderly. For this reason, most people don’t usually think of dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn that dentures can actually be extremely useful for anyone who is missing teeth—regardless of their age? However, if you have dentures, please make sure they fit your mouth properly.

Sadly, there are a few things that could ultimately lead to loose-fitting dentures. For example, since dentures are custom made, there could be a mistake. Similarly, you may eventually lose supporting structure in your jaw, which could make your dentures loose. If you have loose dentures, you may not be able to chew your food completely. This can lead to un-chewed food in your stomach, which may ultimately lead to a number of serious issues.

Similarly, please note that dentures should not cause you pain. However, if your dentures are loose, you may actually experience a number of headaches and even discomfort while you’re chewing. Furthermore, your teeth, whether they’re natural or not, will affect the way you speak. If your dentures are loose, you may struggle to speak properly.

Finally, if your dentures don’t fit correctly, you may actually have an infection in your mouth. If your dentures are loose, your mouth could collect excess food particles and rub causing sores in your mouth. If bacteria gets into these sores, you could find yourself coping with a serious infection.

If you have dentures, or are thinking of getting dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Forrest S. Buhler & Cameron S. Buhler, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Buhler Dental Care at (801) 794-9905. We look forward to hearing from you.