You might be wearing dentures if you have some missing teeth. Dentures provide an excellent option for people with missing teeth to have a beautiful smile. However, your dentures may fail to fit over time due to changes in jawbone density. These changes may make your smile look unnatural, which is why new dentures become a necessity. At 601 Dental Studio PA, Dr. Nadja A. Horst and her team are dedicated to making replacement and complete dentures to maintain your best looks.
So, how do you know that it is time to replace your old dentures? Below, we have prepared a list of telltale signs that dentures are no longer giving you the expected service.
Your lower denture may become too loose over time. In most cases, this starts after you have been wearing it for over five years. After you have been fitted with dentures, it is common to experience significant jawbone loss with time. You risk dentures sliding in the mouth when they start to become loosely fitting. This can lead to you not wearing them, which affects your smile and makes oral functions to become a challenge. Your doctor will, at this point, recommend you fit a new set of dentures. Removable dentures are more prone to becoming loose compared to implant-supported ones.
Over time, your dentures may have slight variations in shape and size, making them have an unnatural appearance, which discourages you from wearing them. This is an indication that you need new dentures. At 601 Dental Studio PA, we have an in-house lab and our dental technicians are prepared to design naturally fitting dentures soon after your doctor takes the measurements. We also make fit and cosmetic adjustments to ensure your dentures are customized to your unique needs from the start.
Chipping And Discoloration
Your dentures may become discolored over time due to the consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks or smoking. You need to have a replacement if your dentures appear yellow and have varying color patterns.
Difficulty When Eating Or Speaking
When your dentures become loose, it becomes hard for you to speak or eat. The prosthesis may create embarrassing moments when they slide out of place during conversations or when eating. This frustration can make you start to avoid social interactions and negatively impact your nutritional needs. Removable dentures are held in place through the collective effort of using advanced material during assembly, suction, and a good fit. Your doctor can also fit you with implant-supported dentures that are fixed on the jaw.
Inflammation And Pain In The Gum
Your gums can become inflamed if your dentures do not have a proper fit over the alveolar ridge. You may start noticing some bleeding and reddening on the gums. This is the time to visit your doctor for new dentures.
If your beautiful smile is about to fade away due to improperly fitting dentures, visit us today to have us fit you with new dentures.