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7 Signs Your Dentures Need a Repair or Replacement

Dentures can be taken out and cleaned, much like natural teeth. You can choose from various styles, all of which are constructed from acrylic resin and metal.

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Flexible partial dentures
  • Implant dentures

Dentures, like natural teeth, need to be cared for correctly to ensure they last as long as possible and that you get your money’s worth. If your dentures need to be fixed or replaced in any way, you should not wait. This is bad for their teeth and can shorten their lifespan.

Warning signs include the following:

  1. Broken Dentures

Having your dentures fall out of your mouth is a typical occurrence. However, if you do so and one of your teeth is separate from the denture, bring it to a specialist for repair. Do not risk injury by attempting to use a homemade adhesive.

  1. Cracked Dentures

Sometimes a damaged tooth may not break away from the entire set but instead develop a crack or a chip. Even though the dentures may still fit, there is a big chance that they will cut oral tissues and cause inflammation or an infection.

Get your broken dentures fixed right away by seeing a denturist.

  1. Difficulty Chewing

The primary objective 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. But if the dentures stay uncomfortable or start bothering your mouth after being comfortable, it could mean that they no longer fit your mouth and must be fixed.

Regular readjustments are crucial, as wearing ill-fitting dentures can cause ulcers in the mouth.

  1. General Discomfort

Your dentures shouldn’t make your mouth hurt in any way. If your dentures are causing you discomfort, whether it’s unequal pressure, soreness, pain, or looseness, it’s time to look for a new set.

If dentures don’t fit properly after an adjustment or relining, you may need new ones.

  1. Changed Facial Appearance

Dentures are meant to restore your smile to its original form and function. If you notice sagging, wrinkles, a sunken look in your jawline or cheeks, or a generally older look, you may need to have your dentures readjusted or replaced.

  1. Slipping or loose dentures

If you’ve been using dentures without any problems for a while and suddenly find that they no longer fit, it’s because the form of your gums has changed. This is a common symptom among those who use dentures, meaning it’s time for a readjustment.

  1. Bad Breath

Cleaning and rinsing dentures regularly is essential. But it might be time to look at your false teeth if you take good care of your dentures and still have bad breath.

Your broken or stained dentures could be the source of the foul odor you’re experiencing.

If you need denture repair or readjustment, or if you want to get dentures for the first time, we can help. We offer comprehensive services, including the fabrication of dentures, at a reasonable price. You may get a free, no-risk consultation by contacting us right now.

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