How is your denture fitting? Have you had it for a long time? Here are some things to look for when you’re wondering whether or not your denture needs to be replaced with a new one.
You’ve lost a lot of weight.
When we lose weight, we also use volume in the tissues throughout our mouth. Whether by diet or from a health condition, significant weight loss may make it where our denture no longer suctions into place or has wide gaps around it that interfere with talking or eating.
Your denture is loose or rocks when you’re wearing it.
A properly fitted denture should never need adhesive or pastes to keep it in place. Rocking or moving of your denture during the day means that it isn’t fitting right. Instead, suction should always hold it into place. If you’re using an over the counter product to secure your denture, then it’s time to have your dentist check it.
You’re developing sore spots on a regular basis.
Excessive denture wear or changes in our bone anatomy can cause an irregular fit that causes sore spots or rubbing under our denture. If these areas continue for more than 1-2 weeks, you may need to have your dentist adjust your denture or check your bite.
Thankfully your dentist can also offer services such as denture relining and repair to keep your prosthesis fitting as long as possible. Even if you wear dentures, it’s important to see your dentist regularly for check-ups. If you haven’t seen your dentist in the last year, schedule your annual exam, oral cancer screening and denture check-up today.
Posted on behalf of:
139 Aliant Pkwy
Alexander City, AL 35010
A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of…
Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum….
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for many people who would not or cannot tolerate dentistry in a traditional dental setting. Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist,…