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Three Signs That Your Denture Needs to be Adjusted

Posted in Dentures

An ill-fitting denture isn’t just an inconvenience, but it can cause some serious damage to your mouth. Adhesives can help, but they will only work temporarily. So before you load up your denture with messy denture pastes, check for these signs that your denture should be readjusted and schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Slipping and Clicking Noises When You Talk or Eat

If you’ve noticed any strange noises or movements from your denture while you’re chewing, that could be a sign that they need to be adjusted. Well-fitting dentures are meant to fit snugly and give you a secure bite. You also should not feel too embarrassed to talk. Dentures that slip around when you are trying to say something can make you very self-conscious. Clacking dentures are not normal!

Sore Spots on Your Gums, Cheeks, or Roof of Your Mouth

Loose dentures will chafe the soft tissue of your gums and inside of your mouth. These sores can make wearing your denture very painful. Eating may also become unpleasant. You don’t have to suffer in silence – have your denture adjusted so that you have a secure fit once again.

Changes in the Shape of Your Smile

The bone that your dentures fit over can be gradually worn away from the pressure of wearing a denture. This is typical, and with time, will eventually alter the height of your smile. This is the reason the fit of the dentures change, and they will need to be adjusted to conform to your mouth’s new shape.

If your denture shows signs of not fitting well, contact your dentist for an adjustment and experience a strong bite again!

Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-9690

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