People who wear dentures frequently experience pain and discomfort because their prosthetic teeth do not fit their mouths snugly over time due to many reasons. If the dentures become too loose it can result in the formation of gum soreness. If you have just started wearing your first set of dentures, then you may get confused as to why your dentures have suddenly changed and stopped fitting properly. Here are some of the reasons why your denture fitting has gotten loose or is not fitting properly:
- They are poorly fitted: The dentures have to be shaped correctly to conform to a patient’s mouth in order to have a secure fit. Even though most dentists are able to accomplish a perfect fit on the first try, in some cases, the dentures may not come out right causing them to move or shift around in the mouth.
- Bone degeneration: One of the most common reasons why a denture does not fit in your mouth as well as it did in the past is because the shape of your mouth and jawbone changes over time.
- Dentures are damaged: Since dentures are frequently exposed to regular powerful chewing forces causing them to wear down over time throwing off their fit. When a person loses all of their teeth, the jawbone will naturally begin to recede and degrade over the course of time. Because of this, a denture that initially fits perfectly may no longer do so after a few years.
Reline or rebase your dentures at the correct time.
Alterations to your dentures are unavoidable and can occur for a variety of reasons throughout the course of time. Relining or rebasing your dentures is one of the tasks you need to perform to keep them in the best shape possible over the long term. Here’s what you need to know about denture reline and the rbest time to rebase your dentures.
The shape of jawbone and gums changes naturally with your age which means that your dental prosthesis will not fit like before. Relining of dentures can help adapt the fitting surface of your replacement teeth to accommodate these changes ensuring that your dentures fit comfortably and securely. Denture relining is usually done every two years, so they’re snug just like they used to.
When to get a denture to reline?
Here are some of the signs that your dentures need a denture reline:
- Loose and unstable dentures.
- Difficulty in chewing, speaking, and eating.
- Pain and swelling on your gums because of ill-fitted dentures.
A denture rebase is a more extensive modification that necessitates the complete replacement of all the acrylic in your denture base with a new denture rebase material. Denture rebasing is done when your replacement teeth are in good condition, but the denture base needs a complete adjustment.
When to get a denture to rebase?
Here are some of the signs that you may need to rebase your dentures:
- Weak denture base.
- Damaged or broken dentures.
- Dentures aren’t fitting comfortably.