Just because you have dentures that fit perfectly now doesn’t always mean that they’ll fit perfectly forever. Dentures tend to loosen as they years pass due to a process in your body called bone reabsorption. When your teeth are gone and the jaw no longer has to do the job of holding onto them, the jawbone begins to shrink down. You can work toward reducing bone reabsorption by being sure to use your jaw as much as you can, chewing solid foods and eating a healthy diet.
Your dentures will also loosen up due to the typical wear and tear of everyday use. The problem with loose dentures is that you can end up being very uncomfortable and it can cause damage to the gums and tissue under the denture. The last thing you need is to get an infected gum, so you’ll want to make an appointment with your dentist right away.
At Shine and Island Dental Associates, we have a lot of experience when it comes to repairing and relining dentures. Some relines can be done on the same day, right in the dentist’s chair, while other repairs and relines can be done in our on-site lab. We’ll do our best to use the same denture base and teeth that you are already used to, but if a new set is required, we see to it that the job is done as quickly as possible.
You’ll always need to keep up on your dentures to ensure that everything stays comfortable and strong. Be sure to trust your mouth to the professionals at Shine and Island Dental Associates. From Elmont to Valley Stream, Melville to Muttontown, and all surrounding areas, we’re here to help you no matter where you are. And don’t forget, we make house calls to those who are in-bound, hospitalized, or in a nursing home. Let us help you get your dentures straight and secure so you’ll have the perfect fit again, at least for a few years.