Your natural teeth had a direct connection and relationship with the underlying bone structure in your mouth. As you would bite, chew, and grind food the pressure and impact stimulated the underlying bone tissues to help keep them strong.
As your teeth were lost or extracted the underlying bone can start to weaken and deplete. This is even more likely to be an issue if you struggled with chronic periodontal disease in the past.
This condition, which is known as oral atrophy, can cause your denture to feel increasingly loose in your mouth. Early on, applying a little denture adhesive when you put your dentures in your mouth might help hold your dentures firmly to your gum structure while also helping to prevent stray food particles from infiltrating the base of your dentures. Just be sure to rinse all residual traces of denture adhesive away every time you take your dentures out.
When shopping for denture adhesive make sure to look for a brand that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This indicates that the ADA has been researched and tested for safe oral use.
If you are in the San Francisco, California, area and you are having a problem with your dentures, please call 415-333-3919 to schedule a consultation appointment at Karsant Dentistry. Dr. Peter Karsant and our team look forward to helping your smile stay strong!