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Struggling with Loose Dentures? What Are Your Options

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Dentures are used by people of all ages to replace teeth. But what happens if your dentures become loose? Loose dentures can be uncomfortable and painful to wear. They can also be the cause of embarrassment in social settings.


The team at the South Wales Specialist Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre has put together this quick guide on why dentures become loose, what that means for your health, and what to do about it. 


Why Do Dentures Become Loose?

Dentures often become loose due to changes in the shape of your jawbone and gums. Over time, the bone that supports your dentures can resorb, leading to a poor fit. This natural process is exacerbated by the lack of stimulation that tooth roots would normally provide. As a result, your dentures no longer fit snugly, causing discomfort and difficulty in chewing and speaking.


Do Loose Dentures Cause Health Problems?

Loose dentures can cause sore spots and ulcers in your mouth due to constant friction. They may cause difficulties in chewing, leading to poor nutrition and digestive problems. Loose dentures can also affect your speech, making it harder to communicate effectively which can have a knock-on effect with your social confidence and self-esteem. 


How to Fix Loose Dentures

At South Wales Specialist Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre in Cardiff, we can provide dental implants to provide anchorage for loose dentures. Dental implants are a highly effective option. Implant-supported dentures provide a stable and secure fit, enhancing both comfort and functionality. 


If you are experiencing discomfort with your dentures, the team at South Wales Specialist Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre is here to help. Our highly trained clinicians provide world-class specialist oral surgery and dental implant care. Contact us today to explore the most suitable options for you.


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