Posted on 2/25/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
The mouth naturally changes with age and time. When this happens, it is important to speak with someone that is able to provide the right size dentures and perfectly fit them to the gums in the mouth.
When the dentures are perfectly fit in the mouth, they're more comfortable for the person to wear and they will not fall out of the mouth when the person eats or smiles.
Many wonder if the gums in the mouth shrink after getting dentures and is this why new dentures are required over time because of the old ones not being able to fit anymore.
Gums Changing with Time
Gums do change with time and oftentimes they do shrink. Due to this, many users of dentures have to bring them in to have them replaced with new ones that fit properly. Each time the person experiences changes in their mouth, a new pair of dentures might be required.
Since the gums do not have the teeth that are needed, the gums will heal and shrink. They do not have the teeth roots that would normally fill up the space in those areas, causing them to shrink down since they do not have to house anything in them anymore.
This is why it is important to let the gums heal fully before being fitted with dentures after having the teeth removed from your mouth.
It is important to speak with a dental professional that can provide more information regarding your gum health and dentures.
Speak with us here if you need to have dentures put in your mouth or need to be fitted for new ones due to the changes that have happened inside the mouth. We can provide a perfectly fitting pair to give you more confidence when smiling.