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Aug
9

3 Signs Your Denture Needs to Be Adjusted

Posted in Dentures

A denture can be your lifeline to smiling with confidence and eating the foods you love. Unfortunately, a denture won’t last forever. You’re putting some miles on that smile! Regular adjustments are necessary for any denture to fit and work comfortably.

Here are three signs that it could be time to see your dentist for an adjustment:

  1. Clicking and slipping.

Have you noticed embarrassing clicking noises coming from your mouth? Do you find it harder to chew your food now because your denture is shifting out of place?

The shape of your mouth changes with time the longer you wear a denture. As it changes, your custom-designed denture no longer matches. The empty spaces loosen your denture and will make it slip around. This can have a rather noisy and embarrassing outcome!

  1. You start using an adhesive.

A denture adhesive is not necessary for a well-made denture to stay in place. If you find yourself reaching for one for the first time in a long while, then it’s a sign your denture is loose and needs adjustment.

  1. Sore spots on your gums and/or mouth.

A poorly-fitting denture can start to chafe. It may even trap more debris underneath it. This debris can irritate the gums and promote bacterial growth. This extra buildup will make your mouth more likely to develop sores and bad breath.

Even if all of your natural teeth have been replaced with a denture, your mouth still needs regular checkups. Keep your dental appointments with your regular dentist to make sure your denture is in tip-top shape with many years ahead of it!

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955

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