What do I do if my dentures don't fit properly?

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Dentures serve as removable tooth replacement solutions, designed to cater to individual needs, whether it's for a few missing teeth (partial dentures) or an entire set (complete dentures). One prevalent issue among denture users is the ill fit of their appliance. If your dentures don't fit properly, causing you problems while eating, drinking, or talking, or simply feeling uncomfortable, it's time to consult your dentist for a possible replacement.

At Hayven Dentures, we specialize in customizing dentures to suit each patient's specific needs. We ensure that every device fits perfectly, though it may require an adjustment period. Once you've acclimated to your dentures, they should no longer feel unstable or cause any irritation to your gums.

Poorly fitting dentures can lead to swelling, pain, and even infection. If you're experiencing any issues with your dentures, don't hesitate to reach out to us immediately. We can thoroughly examine your dentures and provide necessary repairs.

Here are some tips if your dentures don't fit properly:

  1. Inspect Your Dentures for Damage: Dentures are designed for durability, but if they seem to fit oddly, try checking them for potential damage or irregularities. A small crack could be causing discomfort. Over time, wear and strain can weaken or damage the material. If your dentures are damaged, bring them to your dentist or denturist right away for repair or replacement, as needed. If you can't see your denturist immediately, consider temporary denture repair options like adhesives available at pharmacies.

  2. Allow Time for Adjustment: If your dentures are new, you may need some time to adjust. Practice tongue movements and eat with your dentures on, starting with soft foods and gradually introducing solids. Lower dentures can be trickier to adapt to as they must work in conjunction with the tongue and cheeks. Upper dentures might be easier to adjust to due to natural suction in the roof of the mouth. If you're still struggling with your dentures after a reasonable period, consult your denturist.

  3. Schedule an Appointment with Your Dentist: Avoid attempting to repair your dentures yourself. Adhesives are only a temporary solution if you can't see your dentist or denturist immediately. If your dentures have been in use for a while but don't fit properly anymore, it might be time for a reline or refit, as changes in your mouth and tissues could be causing the unfit.

For reliable denture repairs in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, ON, trust Hayven Dentures. Whether your dentures are new or have been with you for years, we're committed to ensuring they're always in top-notch condition. The causes of ill-fitting dentures can vary, and so do the solutions. We're here to help you restore your dental appliance, enabling you to resume your daily activities promptly.

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