loose-fitting dentures

What To Do About Loose-Fitting Dentures

The dentist will often recommend dentures if you are missing one or more teeth. However, dentures that do not fit properly might be placing your oral health in jeopardy. Here are three reasons behind this observation:

  • Dentures that do not fit properly can cause your jaw bone to lose density over time.
  • Chewing certain foods can become difficult and uncomfortable.
  • The inability to eat specific foods might lead to nutritional deficiencies. 

“Your natural teeth played a vital role in stimulating your jaw bone.”

If your dentures don’t feel comfortable, and you can’t eat the foods you like, talk to your dentist. Don’t suffer in silence. Make sure your problems get addressed, so you can enjoy eating once again.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.