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The underlying bone structure of your mouth has a direct influence on the shape and integrity of your periodontal tissues. When your teeth were removed to make way for your custom denture it altered some of this structure.

As time goes on the lack of direct impact and force from the connection with your original teeth can start to gradually alter the shape of your gums. This can cause your dentures to feel progressively loose in your mouth

At first, you might be able to counter this by applying a little extra denture adhesive. This will help to ensure the tight bond while also keeping stray food particles from irritating the gums at the base of the dentures.

As the years continue to pass oral atrophy might progress. This could require surgical intervention to restore the dental structure or to provide you with dental implant supported dentures.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you have oral atrophy concerns you can always call 480-926-4498 to speak to Dr. Manieka L. Green or the staff specialists at Oasis Family Dentistry.