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What to Do if You Notice Your Dentures No Longer Fit Properly


Posted on 2/21/2022 by Dr. Castellon
What to Do if You Notice Your Dentures No Longer Fit ProperlyDentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and gums. Depending on the number of missing teeth you have, dentures can either be partial or full. As much as dentures do a good job in replacing lost teeth, they have several setbacks. One of them is that they might fail to fit properly. If you notice that your dentures no longer fit properly, here are some of the things you should do.

Give it Time


If you just got your dentures and noticed they don't fit properly, give it Time. However, if they are causing excessive pain and discomfort, you should visit our offices for checks. New dentures are expected to cause a slight discomfort that you can handle. However, this should only be in the first few weeks of wearing them. If you have been wearing your dentures for several years and notice they no longer fit, it is Time to replace them. After two or three weeks of wearing new dentures, they should be fitting correctly. If that is not the case, visit our offices for checks immediately.

Check for Fractures


If your dentures seem to work fine but they don't fit properly, it could be due to a fracture or crack. Given that dentures are made of soft materials, they could crack due to excessive pressure. In such cases, you will notice slight discomfort caused by misalignment. You need to get this problem fixed immediately because it can chip your natural teeth.

Get in Touch With Us


Whenever you experience problems with your dentures, you should get in touch with us immediately. When your dentures become too uncomfortable to wear, it could be due to misalignment problems that we can fix. Contact us for more information on how to handle improper fitting dentures.

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