Dentures should not slip out when you eat, sneeze or talk. In fact, properly fitted dentures should feel comfortable and create the appearance of a natural smile. If you are suffering from poorly fitted dentures or problems including sores from dentures rubbing against the gums, persistent infections in your mouth, pain during use or dentures that are hard to clean, it’s time for a consult.
If your dentures are older, expect the fit to change with time. This is because the bone in your jaw shifts and changes over time, but the false teeth cannot change with your body. If your dentures are new, some early shrinkage and healing may cause you to need a reline. Visit our office for a follow up after about two to six months for this simple adjustment.
At Oso Marguerite Dental, we can help you discover the many benefits of properly fitted dentures. Our office offers many solutions including adjusting and realigning your dentures, replacing them with permanently adhered implants and teaching you how to properly care for and adhere them. Don’t wait until a fit problem develops. After the problem is resolved, we suggest you visit us every six months for a hygiene visit. At these visits, we can monitor the condition of your dentures, existing teeth and gums to determine when adjustments are needed and keep your mouth comfortable and functioning as intended.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some signs that my dentures don’t fit properly?
If your dentures slip, you notice mouth sores or infection, have trouble eating or continue to notice residue buildup on your dentures even after cleaning them, they may no longer fit properly. To protect the appearance and health of your smile, visit Oso Marguerite Dental for an evaluation.
Can my dentures be adjusted so they fit better?
In some cases, existing dentures can be adjusted to correct the fit. If you have experienced significant bone loss or shifting teeth, it may be necessary to craft a new set of dentures or consider another option, such as denture implants.
What is the best way to take care of my dentures?
Brush your dentures daily with a soft bristled toothbrush, just as you would your natural teeth. Remove them at night, and store them in a dental cleaning solution or water. Visit Oso Marguerite Dental every six months for a professional cleaning and exam, and contact us as soon as possible if your dentures feel uncomfortable or are accumulating more food particles than normal.
I would like to learn more about alternatives to dentures. Can you assist with that?
Yes, Oso Marguerite Dental professionals can discuss both dentures and dental implants and help you decide which choice is right for you. Contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn more.