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As you probably know, dentures are usually thought of as a restoration option for the elderly. For this reason, most people don’t usually think of dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn that dentures can actually be extremely useful for anyone who is missing teeth—regardless of their age? However, if you have dentures, please make sure they fit your mouth properly.

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.

Would you like to learn more about the dangers of loose-fitting dentures? Are you hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Matthew Tuft? If so, we invite you to contact Copperstone Dental at 208•376•5499. We’ll be happy to examine your dentures and your smile, or to give you more information on the benefits of dentures. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!