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Are There Symptoms to Watch for If You Need New Dentures?

Posted on 6/22/2020 by OM
Are There Symptoms to Watch for If You Need New Dentures?Dentures can last for up to 10 years without replacements, depending on how well you take care of them. However, normal wear-and-tear coupled with accidental drops may break or cause irreparable damage to your dentures. So, what are some of the symptoms that may necessitate denture replacement?

Wrong Fit

Dentures may lose their fit if they get too old or due to changes in your jawbones and gum tissue. If your dentures become too loose or too tight, then they need relining or replacement to make them fit correctly.

Dirty or Stained Dentures

You have to clean and polish your dentures regularly to keep them in good shape. However, as your dentures get old, discoloration will occur, and no amount of cleaning will be able to restore their appearance.

Chipped Dentures

If your current dentures have visible chips and cracks, then you need to replace them immediately. Wearing chipped dentures could be extremely dangerous, as the chips and cracks could harm your gums and cause bleeding.

Sores Gums or Irritated Mouth

As your dentures get old due to wear and tear, they might become loose or tight. These gradual changes in shape could cause serious harm to your oral cavity. Sores may develop and you might have to contend with persistent discomfort, as your gums try to adjust to the changes.

Regularly Biting into the Inner Cheek

Worn out or loosely fitting dentures can pose a challenge and make it more difficult to chew food. Furthermore, the dentures may not hold back the cheek tissue properly, causing you to bite your cheek constantly when chewing food.

Contact Our Dental Office for New Dentures
Always take the time to clean and inspect your dentures. If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, please do not hesitate to visit our dental offices for denture replacements.

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