Like many denture wearers, you might be unhappy with the fit of your dental prosthesis. Unsecured dentures usually move in your mouth while you eat and speak. This creates pressure on your gums and jaw bone and eventually leads to painful inflammations.
Difficulties Chewing and Speaking
Dentures often make it difficult for you to chew, which can stop you from eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. Plastic components covering your palate can have a negative influence on the way you experience food. Dentures may also affect how you pronounce words and can keep you from speaking freely in public.
Changes to Your Appearance
When your jaw bone is no longer stimulated by your own teeth and tooth roots, it starts shrinking. The shrinking jaw bone also negatively influences how your dentures fit, meaning more refitting visits to your dentist. Missing teeth can further affect your appearance, because your lips are no longer supported from the inside. Your chin starts to move forward and upward and your lips turn inward.