Dentures are supposed to be a replacement for your lost teeth. However, many people find that their new dentures don’t fit well and are uncomfortable. This makes them want to not wear them. Not wearing your dentures can lead to problems. Of course, wearing poorly fitting dentures can also cause problems. If you find that you’re asking this question, it’s probably best to just get new, better-fitting dentures.
Problems with not Wearing Dentures
If you don’t wear your dentures, you can experience numerous problems. One of the most significant is that you likely won’t be holding your jaw in an optimal position. This can lead to jaw problems, including muscle tension, leading to tension headaches. This contributes to developing or worsening TMJ.
Not wearing your dentures can also accelerate facial aging. It can contribute to the facial folding and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as sagging jowls and turkey neck. Because the skin loses elasticity as we age, many of these folds and wrinkles might still be visible even when you have your dentures in.
Not wearing dentures all the time can make it hard for you to get used to them, which can make it harder to speak or eat with them in. And if you start eating without wearing dentures at all, you will have a very limited diet.
And, of course, the less time you spend wearing your dentures, the more time you have to lose or break them.
Problems with Wearing Poorly Fitting Dentures
On the other hand, wearing poorly fitting dentures can cause problems of its own. Poorly fitting dentures will put excessive pressure on your gums. This can be very painful, but it can also speed the loss of bone in your jaw. This undermines your facial support, which accelerates the pace of facial aging.
Poorly fitting dentures can also make it hard to eat. They can be loose and may cause pain when you chew.
Poorly fitting dentures can cause problems with speech, such as difficulty enunciating letters or clicking sounds. Poorly fitting dentures can also come out of your mouth when you’re talking, laughing, or sneezing. This can be embarrassing, and it can break your dentures.
If You Can’t Decide, Get New Dentures
Now that we look at it, it’s hard to decide which is worse: wearing your poorly fitting dentures, or not wearing them. Both situations are bad.
But the good news is that you don’t have to live with poorly fitting dentures. Thanks to the Denture Fountain of Youth ®, Dentures don’t have to look like dentures anymore! ® And they don’t have to fit like them anymore, either. Using advanced neuromuscular dentistry techniques, a FOY ® Dentures dentist can achieve a tighter, more comfortable fit than with traditional denture processes. And for even more security and better muscle and jawbone support, implant dentures are the best.
To learn more about the benefits of FOY ® Dentures, please contact a local FOY ® Dentures dentist today.