Dentures are a removable replacement for natural teeth. They are made of acrylic resin and metal, and there are several types, including:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Flexible partial dentures
- Implant dentures
Just like natural teeth, dentures require proper care in order to extend their life for as long as possible and get the most of your money. If your dentures are in need of any sort of repair or replacement, it’s important not to delay. This can not only shorten their life span, but also cause serious oral issues.
Here are signs that you shouldn’t ignore:
It’s not uncommon for people to drop their dentures. However, if you do so and one of your teeth detach from the denture, bring it to a professional for repair. Never try to attach it yourself using a household adhesive.
Sometimes a damaged tooth may not break away from the entire set, but instead develop a crack or a chip. You may still be able to wear the dentures, but you can cut the tissues in your mouth, which can cause severe irritation or infection.
Visit your denturist quickly to repair your damaged dentures.
The primary purpose of getting dentures is to restore your ability to eat, and there is an initial adjustment period where you will need to get used to eating with dentures. However, if the dentures remain uncomfortable or start to irritate your mouth after they were previously comfortable, then it could mean they need an adjustment as they are no longer a fit for your mouth.
Getting regular readjustments are important, as wearing ill-fitting dentures can lead to sores in the mouth.
Dentures shouldn’t cause you any sort of discomfort in the mouth. Any discomfort such as uneven pressure, soreness, pain, or looseness means that the dentures are no longer right for you.
If an adjustment or reline cannot solve the problem, you may need to have your dentures replaced to get ones that fit properly.
Changed Facial Appearance
Dentures are supposed to make you look the same as you did when you had your natural teeth. If you notice any sagging, wrinkles, a sunken look in your jaw line or cheeks, or just a more aged appearance, it could mean that your dentures need a readjustment or replacement.
Loose or Slipping Dentures
If you have been wearing dentures comfortably for some time and suddenly notice that your dentures do not fit properly any more, it means that the shape of your gums have changed. This is quite common among denture wearers and is an indication that it’s time for a denture readjustment.
Dentures require regular cleaning and rinsing. However, if you notice that you have bad breath even after taking proper care of your dentures, then you might want to get your dentures checked.
Your dentures could have cracks in them or they may be stained, which may be causing the bad odor to linger in your mouth.
If you are in need of repair or readjustment for your dentures, or are looking to get dentures for the first time, then we are ready to help. We provide complete solutions and provide custom made dentures for under $700. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation!