Do you ever wonder what you can consider doing to replace missing teeth? While you could consider an implant and a bridge, would you ever consider dentures? Most people think dentures are specifically intended for older individuals, but in reality, they can be useful for anyone missing teeth. However, if you decide on dentures, please make sure they always fit your mouth well.
You see, over time, you may lose bone from your jaw, which will leave your dentures loose. While loose-fitting dentures may seem like little more than an inconvenience, they can actually lead to a number of stomach problems. You see, if you have un-chewed food in your stomach, you may have to face a number of 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. Bruce W. Taylor & Katy L. Wagner, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry at 870-201-8863. We look forward to hearing from you.