A common complaint among denture wearers is the looseness of the lower dentures compared to the fit and function of the upper dentures. In many situations, the lower denture has less stability than the upper denture. This occurs due to the shape of the gum line of the lower crest and the movement of the teeth caused by the movement of the tongue. For patients who have ongoing problems with maintaining the placement of the lower prosthesis, the solutions retained in the implant can be examined.
Lower dental prostheses may be much more resistant to wear and tear than upper dentures. People are often surprised by this fact; after all, upper dentures seem to be more at risk of coming off due to the force of gravity. However, lower dentures are generally less stable, so even people who are used to wearing the upper part may have a hard time getting used to them. Finally, lower dental prostheses will tend to become less stable over time due to bone resorption.
When there are no teeth present, the body will consider the surrounding alveolar bone useless and begin to resorb it; with less and less alveolar bone remaining, the lower dentures will have less to hold onto, making it difficult to suck properly. Loose dentures are often due to a lack of fit in the lower teeth or an imbalance in the bite pattern between the two dentures. Since an upper prosthesis is usually the more stable of the two, it is the lower one that gives way first and moves away from the gum. This can cause pain and ulcers under the teeth and make eating and socializing a pain rather than the pleasure they should be.
A loose prosthesis can cause embarrassing moments and cause a loss of self-confidence.