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6 Signs of Poorly Fitting Dentures

6 Signs of Poorly Fitting Dentures

One of the biggest complaints of denture wearers have is that dentures often don’t fit well. The good news is that this is one of the most easily correctable denture problems. FOY Dentures® are designed to fit better.

Here are some signs you may benefit from these improved dentures.

Dentures Slip

This is probably the most obvious sign of poorly fitting dentures. Dentures don’t have to slip out when you talk, eat, laugh, or sneeze. If your dentures are doing this, you can benefit from having your dentures relined, at a minimum, or replaced.

Denture Sores

Even if you don’t actually notice your dentures slipping around in your mouth, you may notice a sign of their movement: denture sores. Dentures sores are normally caused by dentures that move, causing them to rub up against the gums in ways that cause irritation. If you are developing denture sores, your dentures are not fitting properly.

Denture Pain

Denture sores can be painful, but your dentures may also be causing you pain even before sores develop. This pain can be due to the movement of your dentures, but they can also be caused by dentures that fit snugly but have an uneven balance of bite forces, causing some places in your mouth to be subjected to much more painful force when you chew.

Using Tekscan digital bite registration, we can show you exactly how bite force is being distributed by your current dentures. You’ll see that it corresponds with where you’re experiencing pain.

Trouble Eating

We can’t expect to eat all the same foods we ate with our natural teeth, but properly fitting dentures should make it possible to eat most of them. If you’re having trouble eating most of the foods you used to enjoy, or if you find that you can’t eat foods you were able to eat when you first got dentures, you do not have optimal fit for your dentures.

Dentures Are Hard to Clean

It’s normal for your dentures to have some food residue on the outside, but if you’re starting to notice that there are more and more food particles and other types of residue on the inside of the denture, that’s a sign your dentures aren’t fitting properly. They should create a good seal that prevents material from getting up inside the denture.

Denture-Related Infections

When food, bacteria, and fungus start getting under the denture, you are at an increased risk for denture-related infections, such as yeast infections. This can lead your gums to become red and swollen everywhere they contact your dentures. If you develop these infections, make sure you’re thoroughly cleaning your dentures. If they still recur, it may be time to get new dentures.

FOY Dentures® are designed to fit properly, distribute bite forces evenly, and be a fully functional replacement for your natural teeth. If you want to learn more about how they could benefit you, please call

(912) 234-8282 to schedule an appointment at our office in Savannah, Georgia.

By |May 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|