How are your dentures fitting? Should you get them refit or replaced? These are not always easy questions to answer. But here are some things to look for that will tell you that your dentures might need refitting or replacement.
If your dentures fit properly, they likely won’t cause sores. Sores result from three main causes related to poor denture fit:
Uneven distribution of force
Food and other material getting under the denture
A properly fitting denture should distribute force evenly on your gums, which will make it less likely that sore spots will develop. In a poorly fitting denture, some places experience excessive force that leads to sores.
Movement of the denture can also cause sores because the denture pulls away then hammers down on some places in your mouth.
If particles are getting under your denture, they can irritate the gums and lead to sores.
Poorly fitting dentures give oral bacteria and fungus more opportunity to get under your denture and grow there. Thorough denture maintenance can help reduce the risk of infections, but if your denture isn’t fitting well, your usual maintenance may not be enough.
It’s likely that some foods will just not be chewable with your dentures, but these should be relatively few. If you’re steering clear of most foods that require chewing and focusing almost exclusively on soft, processed foods, it’s likely that you could benefit from having your dentures refit or replaced.
The good news is that dentures do not inherently fit badly. Instead, poorly fitting dentures are often made by dentists with little practice making dentures or who have learned an unscientific technique for making dentures.
The Denture Fountain of Youth® is designed to fit better, and are made using a more scientific process that leads to quality results. To learn how you can benefit from better-fitting dentures, please call 610-272-0828 for an appointment with our denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell in Philadelphia.
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