If you are unhappy with your dentures, you might be tempted to try to change them so that you are happier with them. However, most of the changes you can make at home can lead to more problems than they solve.
If your dentures break, you might be tempted to try to fix them yourself. After all, you might reason, your dentures are already broken, so what’s the harm?
But your dentures may have broken because they fit poorly. Not only are they at increased risk of breaking again, your dentures may fit even more poorly after being “fixed,” which can potentially lead to serious bite problems.
If you are unhappy with the chewing effectiveness of your dentures (as many denture wearers are), you might think it’s a good idea to try to sharpen your teeth. Even if this works (and you don’t break your dentures in the process), the plastic teeth in most dentures won’t hold an edge.
Getting a quality denture with ceramic teeth is a better way to make sure your teeth stay sharp.
Soft liners are sometimes considered by people who find their dentures uncomfortable (such as for bone spurs), but when people use at-home kits to try to add these soft liners. But these soft liner kits can damage or even destroy your dentures. And even if they work, soft liners are only a temporary solution. It’s best to get a denture that fits better and resolve issues than trying a temporary fix like this.
Speaking of better denture fit, some people might want to try to reline–refit–dentures that have stopped fitting as well due to resorbed bone. But denture reline kits have the same problems as soft liner kits, and then some. Not only can you damage your dentures, you might end up with dentures that fit even worse than before. And as a result you might develop serious bite problems and lose what chewing efficiency you had.
If you are unhappy with your dentures, we can help. With quality dentures that have a better fit, including implant dentures and neuromuscular dentures, you will be amazed at how much your happiness with dentures will improve.
To learn how much better your dentures can be, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a Philadelphia denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell today.
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