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Reasons Why You Should Not Wear Ill-Fitting Dentures

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Image of dentures in a glass of water.Dentures are a great way to rebuild your smile and restore your eating and chewing. Unfortunately, things such as age and gum disease can make dentures loose. Ill-fitting dentures can cause discomfort and severe oral issues. Do you want to learn more? Keep reading and find out 3 complications that ill-fitting dentures can cause:

Swollen Gums

Ill-fitting dentures can rub against the gum tissues, causing irritation. Additional friction makes the gums swell and susceptible to bleeding and injuries, which increases the risk of infections. When you wear dentures that do not fit correctly, you will also likely experience headaches and jaw pain. This makes it difficult to open your mouth and speak.

Difficulty Biting and Chewing

Movements of dentures in the mouth can make it challenging to bite and chew. In addition, if the gums hurt, you may not be able to bite and chew. With this, you may find trouble sticking to a balanced diet. That is not all! If the dentures do not fit well, food particles can accumulate between the gums and false teeth. This increases the risk of periodontal disease, cavities, and infections.

Damage to the Remaining Natural Teeth

Ill-fitting dentures can also cause severe threats to adjacent teeth. When the dentures are not properly secured, they can rub against the natural teeth, which can wear down the enamel. This also leads to chips and cracks, making you susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, infections, and tooth loss.

As you are aware, ill-fitting dentures can harm your oral health. Therefore, it would be best to contact a professional as soon as you suspect movements of the dentures. The professional may suggest denture relining or securing the false teeth with dental implants. Contact us, and our team will address the ill-fitting dentures issue to prevent complications.

Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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