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Why Are My Dentures Falling Out? What Should I Do?

If your dentures are loose or falling out, irritating your mouth and gums, or if you’re suffering from any other denture fit problems, come see Dr. Schof right away.

Why Are My Dentures Falling Out? What Should I Do?

Dentures are an economical way to restore the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. But, over time, many patients find that their dentures tend to become loose, or even fall out of their mouths entirely.

What causes this? Should you be worried? What can you do if this is happening to you? The Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence wants to give you all the information you need if you are wondering about your dentures:

Why Do Dentures Fall Out?

There are a number of different reasons that your dentures may become loose, or even fall out. Here are the most common causes of this issue:

  • Bone resorption – After you wear dentures for a prolonged period of time, the gum and jaw tissue of your mouth begins to shrink. This usually starts about 18 months after the teeth are extracted, and it is the most common cause of dentures becoming loose or falling out.
  • Improper fit – If your dentures were not manufactured properly by an experienced prosthodontist, they may begin to loosen prematurely.
  • Worn-out lining – Over time, the lining of the denture will become more flexible and loose, and your dentures may fall out. This is most common in dentures that are over 5-8 years old.
  • Damaged dentures – Dentures that are dropped, exposed to extremely hot and cold temperatures, and improperly stored can become bent or warped, causing a poor fit.

What to Do If Your Dentures Are Falling Out

What should you do if you notice that your dentures are loose? First, don’t panic. It’s usually an easy fix, and you can live with loose dentures until you can get in for an appointment to see a dentist.

Next, schedule an appointment with Dr. Schof at the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence. During your appointment, he’ll be able to assess your dentures and your mouth, and recommend the repair or replacement of your dentures, as appropriate.

Until you come in for your appointment, you can use dental adhesives to help keep your dentures in place. You should also avoid hard foods, which could knock your dentures out of place. Then, come in for your appointment and we will relined, repaired, or replace your dentures. We’ll help you get your life back to normal as soon as we can!

Denture Fit Problems? See Dr. Schof Right Away!

If your dentures are loose or falling out, irritating your mouth and gums, or if you’re suffering from any other denture fit problems, come see Dr. Schof right away. We use the latest dental tools and technology to examine your mouth, and solve any problems you may have with your dentures. Help is just a phone call away. Contact us now at (985) 626-4401, or come to our office at 240 Dalwill Dr, Mandeville, LA 70471 to get started.

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