Signs That You Need A New Pair Of Dentures 

There are many ways one may lose their teeth. It may be due to their lack of dental care, or maybe they got into an accident. Living with an incomplete smile may be possible, but eating and talking can become challenging. Surprisingly, about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. So, you are not alone. 

The good news is that getting straightened teeth has become easier than ever. Modern braces are nowhere near as painful as the uncomfortable prosthetics your grandma used to wear. You can get a custom fit for comfortable wear. However, they are not designed to last forever. Consult your NW Albuquerque dentist to know if you need a change of braces. 

Signs that you need to replace your dentures

  • Your dentures feel loose.

Your dentures are custom-designed to fit the unique shape of your mouth. They fit your teeth without any movement. It ensures that you can chew and bite without worrying about your dentures shifting. 

Many factors are responsible for the loose fitting of dentures, including changes in the mouth, gum tissues, or teeth. If they start moving or feeling loose, it is a sign that you need to get it adjusted. You can temporarily fix the problem with a denture adhesive until you get an appointment with your dentist.

  • Dentures are weak or broken.

Poor maintenance and wear and tear, along with age, can affect your dentures, causing them to break, get weak, or get stained. Inspect your dentures periodically to know if they are deteriorating or getting stained before it is too late. If your dentures are chipped or cracked, consider replacing them immediately. Check the base of your dentures as well. Replace immediately if it seems to bend or warp.

  • You have trouble talking.

You might face problems while speaking and notice that you are unintentionally producing whistling sounds or slurring words. This is a sign that your dentures are not properly fitted and need adjustment. 

Good fitting dentures provide you with speaking ability as clear as it would have been with normal teeth. If you feel your dentures are getting loose, consult your dentist immediately to find out whether you need replacement or adjustment.

  • Dentures are causing you pain and discomfort.

A good-fitting denture will never cause you pain or discomfort. If you start noticing any pain in your teeth or gum tissues while chewing or biting, your dentures may need to be replaced. Also, if you notice any other health problem in your gums, including sores, lesions, etc., visit your dentist right away to replace or refit the dentures.