Gum recession can be a worrying condition, but the good news is that dentures can be fitted to receding gums. There are several causes of gum shrinkage, from gum disease to age, and partial dentures are often blamed for the problem. However, this is mostly false information. Partial dentures don't cause gum retraction, but they can be the result of a poor fit. To treat receding gums with partial dentures, your dentist may need to readjust the denture hooks to minimize irritation. If the recession persists, gum grafts may be necessary.
Loose dentures can cause health problems, such as sores and infections. They can also make chewing difficult and change facial features. It's important to replace worn or poorly fitting dental prostheses before they cause problems. If you still have some of your natural teeth, it's essential to keep them and your gums healthy.
Reline Your Dentures
Relining your dentures is a quick and inexpensive way to improve the fit of your prosthetics. A dental professional can reline your dentures and make necessary adjustments. Some people opt to reline their dentures themselves, but the results may not be as good as those from a dentist.
A soft reline is best suited for patients with sore gums and rapid bone changes. A hard reline is more complicated and involves more time. The material used to line the underside of your denture is putty-like and conforms to the contours of your mouth.
Get Used to Your Dentures
Getting used to your dentures can take up to two weeks. During this time, you may experience minor irritation and sores, as well as an increase in saliva flow. To help you adjust, avoid hard and crunchy foods and cut foods into smaller pieces. You should also brush your tongue and roof of your mouth before going to sleep.
Take Care of Your Natural Teeth While Wearing Partial Dentures
Taking care of your natural teeth while wearing partial dentures involves following dental professional protocols and procedures to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. This includes brushing your teeth and tongue, using mouthwash, removing your dentures at night, brushing before and after wearing them, and cutting food into smaller pieces.
Restore the Health of Your Gums
Taking care of your gums with dentures is very important for a healthy smile. Keeping your gums healthy can help prevent infection. Gum disease is a common condition in adults that can be treated with antibiotic therapy or a gum graft surgery.
Having a full set of dentures can make you feel better about your smile. This can improve your appearance, fill out your face, and help you chew food. If you are missing a lot of teeth, you may want to consider a full set of dentures.
Periodontal disease can cause an acceleration of bone loss and, when teeth are lost, the remaining bone may be inadequate. This may make your experience with dentures less than ideal. To prevent this from happening, it's important to adjust the partial dental prosthesis so that the hooks and clasps do not irritate.