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3 Signs That Mean Your Dentures Need Repairing

March 17, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Meg Johnson
Dentures | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Dentures are a great option for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. Not only do they restore your smile, they also give you back the function needed to eat and chew again. When you wear a denture, you may think that your days of visiting the dentist are over, however this is not the case. You should check in with your dentist at least once per year for an examination of both your denture and your mouth. From time to time your appliance may need repairing and realignment. Here are 3 signs you need denture repair in Fayetteville, AR.

Movement or Slippage

The key to excellent fitting dentures is a secure fit, and your appliance relies on suction for that fit. If you begin to experience movement or slippage when you talk or eat, this may indicate changes in your bone structure, and that your denture may need to be relined. This can typically be done within a day or two, coordinating with your team at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental and the laboratory.

Sores or Gum Irritation

Well fitting dentures should feel comfortable to wear, and shouldn't cause irritation to your soft tissues. If your denture starts to feel uncomfortable, or you begin to notice sores, lesions, or other irritations to your soft tissues, please contact your dentist right away. Your mouth should be examined, and your denture may need to be adjusted or relined.

Discomfort or Pain

If you're starting to feel pain or discomfort when wearing your denture, it's time to visit the dentist. Your denture should always feel comfortable to wear, and pain is an indicator that adjustments may need to be made. Don't let discomfort keep you from enjoying your denture, contact Northwest Arkansas Family Dental right away to be seen.

When you invest in dentures to restore your smile, you're also investing in your oral health and your confidence! At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we want to help you protect your investment and your smile with routine denture check-ups each year. If it's time that we see you and denture, give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

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