If you have lost your teeth, dentures are a great replacement, but they do have a weakness: they’re removable. Although this is good for cleaning and can help prevent pneumonia, it can also lead to your dentures being lost.
Hopefully, knowing the reasons why people lose their dentures can help you avoid losing your false teeth, too.
Excessive drinking is probably one of the most common reasons why people lose their dentures. When you drink too much, it’s easy to forget what all you brought with you to the bar, and leave behind anything. A credit card, glasses, even dentures.
Then there’s the possibility that drinking too much can make you sick, and in the process your dentures may fall out and end up going down the toilet to be lost forever along with the greasebergs.
Eating is one of the things that you’d expect people to keep their dentures in for, but for many people dentures are so uncomfortable they actually take them out to eat. When you do this, though, you’re likely to forget that you did, and then you may find yourself–or your loving husband–dumpster diving for dentures.
If you take your dentures out at home for comfort, it can be like anything else you set down in your home–you might just not remember where you put them. That can be very hard, especially if you don’t have a trusty dog to find them for you.
As we get older, our odds of spending more time in the hospital increases, and along with that can come the serious risk of lost dentures. Often, it’s just a case of the dentures not being recorded as a possession and then getting mistakenly cleaned up. More seriously, people sometimes accidentally swallow their dentures during a procedure and need surgery.
We know what you’re thinking: who would steal dentures? After all, they wouldn’t fit. Apart from the fact that somebody else’s dentures may be as good a fit as economy dentures, there are many reasons why people steal dentures, such as a “fatal attraction” scenario where the man wanted dentures back that he had paid for. And that’s putting aside the robbing of graves for false teeth.
Ah,motorcycle riding. There’s nothing like the feeling of the open road and the fresh air on your face,until you sneeze and lose your dentures in the middle of the highway. Maybe it’s time to get a full helmet?
If you’re looking for ways to keep your dentures safe at home and abroad so you don’t need replacement dentures, the first step is ensuring that your dentures fit. That way, you won’t be taking them out because they’re uncomfortable, and definitely won’t be taking them out to eat. Instead, you will be able to wear your dentures all day long because they’ll be so comfortable.
And if you want additional security, implant dentures won’t fall out accidentally. To learn more about getting secure dentures, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a Philadelphia denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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