You depend on your denture to get you through each and every day without having to worry about if it’s going to stay in place or not. The older your denture gets or the more frequently you wear it (such as not taking it out at night) can affect how it fits over time. What are some things that you need to look for if you suspect your denture is not fitting properly anymore?
You can’t get it to fit securely without adhesive or paste.
When you first got your denture it stayed in place on its own, without any help. Gradually you began to notice that it came loose, rocked in place, or it wasn’t possible to chew with anymore. Wearing an over the counter adhesive inside of your denture helped create suction and secure it into place for normal daily activity. If this is the case, your denture either needs to be relined or replaced. Losing weight, having changes in your bone anatomy, or an old prosthesis are all reasons that can cause it to not fit properly any longer.
There are sore spots developing inside of your mouth.
Your dentist should address sore spots along your bone or in the roof of your mouth that have not healed within 2 weeks. These areas may be due to abnormal pressures caused by an ill-fitting denture, or even something more serious like oral cancer. Your dentist may need to adjust your denture so that it fits more comfortably and does not have pressure points that create soreness or rub our gum tissues when it is worn.
See your dentist regularly for check-ups, even if you wear dentures! Annual exams to clean your dentures and screen for disease can help you keep your smile healthy and your denture lasting longer.
Posted on behalf of:
Cosmetic Dentistry Center
3070 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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