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What Happens if Your Dentures Do Not Fit the Right Way?


Posted on 11/22/2021 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
What Happens if Your Dentures Do Not Fit the Right Way?Dentures are designed to fit in your mouth comfortably and perfectly; they should not cause any pain. After an extended period of wearing dentures and you start feeling pain, it is a sign that they don't fit right. You should come to our offices right away when you notice these signs.

Misfit Dentures


If your dentures are not fitting, you will experience pain that is caused by dentures as they rub against the gums. Furthermore, there will be soreness and swelling due to the misfit. The presence of bruises in your mouth can be very dangerous. If left untreated, these bruises can lead to oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore, it is important to have the dentures fixed properly before they cause more damage.

Causes of Denture Misfits


There are many causes of denture misfits. For example, the jawbone might shrink after the loss of your natural teeth. This process is known as dental resorption, and the changes to the jaw size and shape will impact denture fitting. Furthermore, a change in how you bite food will gradually misalign dentures, making them uncomfortable.

If you have a problem of clenching and grinding your teeth at night, your dentures can misfit. Clenching on dentures will shrink the ridge, making it change in shape. This is why it is important to take out your dentures before going to bed. You should also soak them overnight to get rid of debris and plaque. If you have dentures that don't fit, our professionals will make minor adjustments to make them comfortable again. However, if the dentures are damaged due to grinding or other reasons, we will install new ones. Visit our offices for more information on dentures and how they fit.
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