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Dr. Franklin A. Dentremont

Dentist

Dr. Franklin Dentremont is a Dentist practicing in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Dr. Dentremont specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Franklin A. Dentremont
  • Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do if my dentures feel loose?

Dentures can feel loose for several primary reasons. Keep in mind that if the dentures originally fit well, then the fit against the gums has probably not changed and your body READ MORE
Dentures can feel loose for several primary reasons. Keep in mind that if the dentures originally fit well, then the fit against the gums has probably not changed and your body is at fault:

A. Have you gained or lost body weight of more than 10%? Weight loss or gain will change the soft tissue fit of your denture.

B. Are you taking any new medications? Certain medications will cause your mouth to dry out. A dry mouth tends to prevent your dentures from getting the proper suction it needs from salivary fluids.

C. Your bite. Even a good-fitting denture will eventually wear down much like the soles of your favorite sneaker. If and when the bite of your denture teeth starts to wear, it changes how
your jaws mash together and in changing your bite it often causes the teeth to become looser.

D. Your Jawbones. The day you lost your teeth your jaw bones started to change. The jaws exist SOLELY to hold the teeth. When they are gone, your jaws just naturally shrink. And their shrinkage means that your teeth will loosen.

You should see your dentist for options for improving your existing denture or replacing them. Remember, Insurance companies.... the barometer for the lifespan of your dentures... will
pay to replace them every FIVE (5) years. So, get them checked out.