Dentures are an excellent solution for tooth replacement. Dentures have been a preferred dental solution for many years, whether replacing an entire arch, both arches, or just a few missing teeth. If you currently wear dentures, you likely understand that they do not last forever. Do you know when you should look to replace your dentures? Dr. Vidya Suri and the team at Frisco Elm Dental in Little Elm, Texas, can point out some common signs which indicate that your dentures need replacement.
A pair of great dentures will remain in place using only the friction between the denture and the mouth. This goes for when you chew and speak. A good, tight fit between your dentures and your gum is usually enough to keep them in place as you perform your daily activities. If you find that your dentures are starting to feel loose or begin to fall out of your mouth, this is a sign that your dentures (at the very least) need to be adjusted or replaced. Until you can get in for an appointment, dental adhesive can be bought at your local grocery or drug store to hold them in place.
When your dentures start to loosen, even if you cannot necessarily feel it happening, you may notice a side effect of this loosening fit in the form of slurred speech. If your speech sounds “slushy,” your dentures may need an adjustment or outright replacement.
When your dentures are in good shape and still fitting correctly in your mouth, you should not experience any discomfort or pain. However, if you start noticing discomfort when you chew or bite, it could mean that your dentures need to be replaced. If you are experiencing pain from your dentures but delay going to your dentist, you could find that sores start to develop or that the health of your gum is being impacted negatively. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to your dentures, please reach out to your dentist as soon as possible.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.