[DENTURE ADJUSTMENT & REPAIRS] Millions of people wear dentures everyday, but how do they know when they need to be adjusted and/or repaired?
Below you will find a list of 7 signs that will give you an indication that your dentures need to be adjusted and/or repaired:
Wearing dentures should not cause you discomfort. If you are experiencing mouth soreness, or uneven pressure, speak with your Denturist to have this issue corrected. Sharp or sometimes intense pain near the canine teeth, particularly when biting down can indicate bone reabsorption.
DIFFICULTY CHEWING WITH DENTURES
Restoring normal eating habits is one of the primary goals of artificial teeth. While it does take time to adjust to dentures when you first get them, they should not be causing difficulty chewing later on. If this happens, it may indicate that your dentures need to be refitted to the exact shape of your gums.
DENTURE WITH BROKEN TEETH
If dentures are accidentally dropped, or too much pressure is put on them, chances are teeth will break. It is important that you don’t try and reattach the teeth yourself using glue as this can cause an irregular fit and/or ill-fitting denture.
DENTURE CHIPS OR CRACKS
While chips and cracks don’t threaten the function of your denture, they can create sharp and sometimes uneven surfaces that can irritate the gums. A Denturist can fill in these defects and ensure that they do not become a bigger issue over time.
DENTURE PRESSURE SORES
Often caused by ill-fitting dentures. Pressure sores develop on your gums and can cause a great amount of pain. If this occurs, dentures need to be adjusted.
GUM IRRITATION FROM WEARING DENTURES
Once you get acclimate to dentures they should not be causing gum irritation. Inflammation, bleeding or raw spots in the mouth may indicate an issue in the denture’s surface. Brushing your gums and palate with a soft bristled toothbrush is important to combat these symptoms.
FACIAL SHAPE CHANGES DUE TO DENTURES
Dentures play an important role in keeping your cheeks looking full and even. If you notice chances in your facial appearance, you may need to an adjustment.
To prolong the life of your dentures make sure to schedule check ups every 6 months or as recommended by your Denturist.
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