Top 4 Signs Your Dentures Don't Fit As They Should
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Dr. David Wanserski
If you have dentures, you may be thrilled with the way they look and feel. If you are worried that your dentures don't fit right, what are some signs to look for that would let you know they are not fitting the way they should. Here are our top signs your dentures need to fit better.
Accidents Can Happen
You may think that you're the only one who has stepped on your dentures with a high-heeled shoe, or dropped one of your plates from a deck. We're here to assure you that you're not. However, when you have an accident with your dentures, and you try to fix your dentures yourself, this nearly always leads to trouble. Don't try and reattach a broken off tooth yourself or mend a crack. If it is not done correctly, it can lead to problems with your gums- so let us fix your mistakes for you- at least when it comes to dentures.
Chewing Becomes More Difficult
Everyone experiences problems chewing when they first get dentures. However, if you have had dentures for a while, and you are having trouble chewing, it's time to bring them in. It may be that your dentures need to be relined so they fit better.
Your Dentures Are Uncomfortable
Your dentures will never be as comfortable as your natural teeth were, but you will gradually get used to them. Some people even forget they are wearing them at all. If you suddenly start to experience sharp pain or discomfort when you bite down, you may need to have your dentures adjusted, or you may be having issues with your jawbone. We'll need to check it out.
You Get Sores On Your Gums
If you notice sores on your gums, your dentures definitely need adjustment. Pressure sores develop when your dentures are putting too much friction or pressure on your gums. The pressure on your gums should be distributed throughout your gumline. If you have pressure sores, we need to adjust your dentures.
Do you have problems with your dentures? Are they not fitting right? If you need help with your dentures, give us a call today, and let us make you an appointment.