Common Signs Your Dentures May Need Adjustments or Repairs.
When you get your dentures, they are customised to fit your mouth to enable you to chew, speak and smile easily. As time progresses, the bone density and shape of your mouth may change, or an accident may occur resulting in some of the common issues listed below:
In the event that you accidentally damage the teeth on your denture from eating, cleaning or other daily activities, you should never attempt to repair these yourself as you may end up causing further complications or damage.
Chips or Cracks
Chips and cracks can create sharp or uneven surfaces that can irritate or cut oral tissue. If you notice any cracks or defects on your denture please contact us immediately as this may result in your denture splitting or even breaking completely.
When you first get your dentures, you may find they take a bit of getting used to, especially when eating. If you find you are continuing to have difficulties whilst eating, your dentures may need to be adjusted or repaired.
Unfortunately your dentures may never feel as comfortable as your natural teeth, but you will get used to them over time. It’s not uncommon to feel mild discomfort, however if you are experiencing continuous discomfort when eating or other related pains, your dentures may need a slight adjustment or repair to ensure they are as comfortable as possible.
Pressure & Oral Sores
Pressure/oral sores can form when your dentures aren’t fitting as they should. You may find they occur in points where your denture applies more pressure as you bite down. This shouldn’t be the case as if your denture is fitting correctly, the pressure will be distributed evenly across your gums, providing a comfortable fit. If you are experiencing any pressure or oral sores your denture may just require a simple reline or adjustment.
Speech Pattern Changes
Like chewing, talking relies on your teeth. Initially, you may experience slurred speech, slurring or excess salivation. As you get used to your dentures these issues should disappear. However, if they return or you experience any other changes, this may be caused by ill-fitting dentures that are moving when you speak. This can be solved by adjusting or relining your denture to fit better in your mouth.