How Do You Prevent The Prosthesis From Falling Off?
One of the concerns most dental patients face when they first get their dentures is that their dentures will slip and fall out.
The dentures you wear should fit securely on your gums. However, your dentures may have gradually become loose and not fit as well as they used to. This is a common concern.
It’s important to make sure your dentures fit correctly, otherwise your worries may go beyond worrying about when the dentures will continue to fall out. You may be at risk for gum irritation and mouth infections.
The good news is that there are solutions if your dentures keep falling out. You should feel safe while wearing your prostheses.
Why Can Prostheses Loose?
There are many causes of loosening of dentures, most of which are expected and normal. The most common cause of loosening and falling of prostheses is osteoporosis. This condition sees the gums begin to shrink as the bone that once supported the missing teeth begins to regress. You can help control bone recession by chewing with your prosthesis as much as possible.
Another common cause of dentures loosening and falling out is daily use and perhaps insufficient maintenance.
Clean Your Dentures Daily
“How can I prevent prostheses from falling off?” Do you think? Start with your daily routines. It should be part of your daily denture care routine. Dentures need to be removed and cleaned at the end of each day for various reasons. Cleaning them will allow them to get rid of plaque that may have accumulated as a result of eating and drinking during the day.
They should be stored overnight in a container containing an approved denture solution and water. This will help prevent the dentures from drying out and changing their shape. Taking a break from wearing your dentures while you sleep will also provide some relief for your gums.
Be sure to avoid using toothpaste and toothbrushes that are not considered safe for use on dentures. The wrong products can damage your dentures and make them more likely to slip and fall out.
Using Denture Adhesive
She worries all the time and asks, “Why do my dentures keep falling off?” Are you asking? Have you tried using a quality denture adhesive? Your dentist can recommend the right option to meet your needs for reassurance. Adhesive for dentures is available in a variety of forms, including liquids and powders.
When the adhesive is applied, it creates a secure bond between your gums and the denture. It will help keep them in place even while eating, drinking and having great conversations.
Do you like to keep your breath fresh with gum? Gum can be a nightmare for denture wearers and can contribute to slips and falls. Keep your breath fresh throughout the day with an alcohol-free mouthwash or sugar-free mint. An added bonus is that sugar-free mints can help stimulate saliva production, which can help make your mouth feel too dry.
Visiting the Dentist
Any concerns about your dentures or the health of your mouth should be an opportunity for you to call your dentist for a checkup. If your dentures are slipping or falling out while eating or talking, this is something your dentist can potentially offer a solution for.
An examination of your gums and how your dentures fit your gums will be part of your appointment. Be sure to ask any questions you have, and listen to your dentist’s advice.
After changes in your gums, it may be time for a new set of dentures that will fit you better. Also, your dentures may have suffered minor damage that requires replacement.
Does the compatibility of your prostheses need to be evaluated? Contact us to make an appointment. Your exam is your opportunity to discuss the suitability of your dentures and any other dental health concerns you may have.