Greetings from Jack Bodie, D.D.S.
Do Your Dentures Fit?
Age brings wisdom and the benefit of a unique perspective that can only be achieved through your life experiences. It can be a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, it also brings with it dental problems that may only be resolved with dentures. Okay, you have false teeth. That should be the end of it, right? Wrong. Your dentures will never change (assuming you don’t play hockey or plan on running over them any time soon), but your mouth will.
The gum ridges in our mouths can shrink with age, which causes dentures to become loose. Bone can also shrink, causing jaws not to line up properly. Ill-fitting dentures can cause sore spots in your mouth and stomach problems, the result of not being able to chew food properly. A loose denture could also cause changes in your facial features, not to mention become a nuisance the next time you go sky diving.
If your dentures are loose, painful or just don’t feel right, call our office for a consultation. They may need to be adjusted, relined or completely remade (if they are completely worn out). You may have noticed some products that claim to fix un-savvy dentures. When we make repairs, we use quality materials that are only available to dentists. Over the counter products often contain harsh chemicals that only make matters worse.
If you’re not satisfied with the look or feel of your dentures, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (972)235-4767 for an evaluation! It’s important to keep future dental appointments as well so that your fit can be continually evaluated, and you can be screened for oral cancer and gum disease. Your health and comfort are important to us; we ensure we will do everything we can to bring your smile new life!
If you have questions regarding dentures, please call our office at (972)235-4767 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Jack Bodie, D.D.S.