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5 Signs Your Dentures Don't Fit Right

Posted on 6/17/2016 by Sergio Ortegon
A pair of dentures floating inside a glass jar.Dentures can be difficult to get used to, and one of the biggest complaints that denture wearers have about their appliance is that they don't fit well. Fortunately, many denture problems are correctable, so if you notice any of these signs of a poor fit, you should be sure to contact your dentist to have your appliance checked out.

They Slip Out of Place

The most common sign of dentures that fit poorly is when they slip out of place, whether this is when you sneeze, laugh, eat, or talk. If this is happening to you, you will need to have your appliance either relined or replaced.

You Develop Sores

If you notice that you start developing sores in your mouth, this is a good sign that they are moving. Denture sores are caused by an appliance that doesn't stay in place, causing them to rub against the gums to cause irritation. If you notice that you are developing sores, your dentures don't fit properly.

They're Difficult to Clean
It is perfectly normal for dentures to have food residue left over on the outside, but if you start to notice accumulation on the inside of your appliance, this is a good sign that they aren't fitting right. When dentures fit properly, they should develop a good seal to prevent materials from getting inside.

You Have Difficulty Eating

When you have properly fitting dentures, you should be able to eat most of the foods that you used to enjoy. However, if you are having trouble eating or chewing, you likely don't have an optimal fit.

They're Painful

In addition to painful denture sores, your dentures could cause you discomfort before they even develop. This could be due to movement, or it could result from dentures that have a snug fit but uneven bite force balances.

Please contact us if you have any questions about dentures.
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