Why You Should Get Poorly Fitted Dentures Relined As Soon As Possible
Do you find your dentures frequently slip or fall out? Are they causing you more discomfort or pain than usual? It’s probably time for a reline or new dentures.
At The Denture & Implant Centre, we see many new patients with poorly fitted dentures who hope that we can correct them. They may be unaware that their poorly fitted dentures are causing other health issues.
Making sure your dentures fit properly isn’t only important for your comfort — poorly fitted dentures can cause damage to your mouth, digestive issues, and increase the risk of infection.
Often, dentures only require a small adjustment to get them to fit properly. However, if you’ve had your dentures for 5–8 years, it may be time to consider an upgrade.
In this article, we’ll examine why it’s crucial to ensure your dentures fit properly and examine your options for maximizing comfort.
What Happens When My Dentures Don’t Fit Properly?
Poorly fitted dentures can cause many health issues — some of which may not seem entirely obvious.
Bacteria, Plaque, & Tartar
Another issue people with poorly fitted dentures may face is bacteria, plaque, and tartar. If your dentures don’t fit properly, they give bacteria more places to hide — making the dentures harder to clean.
When bacteria builds up, it becomes plaque — a sticky substance made up of millions of tiny bacteria that can cause discolouration and bad breath. If the plaque isn’t removed, it becomes tartar which is extremely difficult to remove without the use of professional tools.
Redness, Inflammation, Sore Spots
First of all, poorly fitted dentures can leave gaps in between your dentures and gums — which can lead to food getting trapped. Over time, these gaps can cause reddening, inflammation, pockets, wounds, and gum disease.
If left unattended, the combination of inflammation, wounds, and bacteria can lead to infections in the mouth. Infections can be painful, uncomfortable, and cause other health issues in the body.
Infections and inflammation can cause your jaw bone to shrink — which may make you look older than you actually are.
When eating becomes painful or uncomfortable, you may not chew your food properly. When food isn’t chewed properly it can lead to acid reflux, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, and more.
How Can The Denture & Implant Centre Help With Poorly Fitted Dentures?
The solution to poorly fitted dentures may vary from patient to patient but there are a couple of ways we can help you find relief.
For many patients, a poorly fitted denture can be fixed with a minor adjustment. If you’re experiencing a sore spot or mild discomfort, a quick adjustment could be all it takes. We can usually get minor adjustments done in a single appointment.
Like we mentioned above, if you’ve had your dentures for 5–8 years, it may be time to consider getting a new set. Over time, your gums, jaw, and mouth will change — in these cases, a simple adjustment may not be quite enough.
We offer excellent implant-supported dentures to keep your dentures in place. If you’re looking for a painless and comfortable experience, implants are the way to go.
Visit The Denture & Implant Centre
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort because of your dentures? We’re always accepting new patients and willing to help.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our denture experts.