Dentures are made according to your unique needs. With age, your gums and jawbone start to shrink, affecting the fit of your dentures. Poor-fitting dentures are uncomfortable, might cause a change in your facial features and also lead to some health issues. Your denturist might suggest getting denture relines for your dentures to ensure they fit you properly. If you are looking to refit your dentures, count on Vranjes Denture Clinic for denture relines in Ottawa. We have been providing partial and complete dentures along with relines and denture repair services since 1973.

Health Issues Caused By Poor-Fitting Dentures

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Some health problems caused by poor-fitting dentures are:

1.  Difficulty in Speaking

Ill-fitting dentures make it difficult for you to talk normally. These speech issues can result from poorly fitting dentures sliding or moving about in the mouth. An uncomfortable and frustrating lisp or slurred speech may result from this. This can make it difficult for people with poorly fitting dentures to pronounce certain words or letters.

2.  Inflamed and Swollen Gums

Dentures that do not fit correctly can lead to gum inflammation. This is due to the possibility that the dentures may rub against the gums, causing inflammation, swelling and irritation. Gum inflammation can make wearing dentures uncomfortable and can potentially lead to gum disease. Gum disease has the potential to develop into more significant issues like tooth loss and jawbone degradation.

3.  Blisters and Mouth Sores

When dentures rub against certain areas in your mouth, it could result in the formation of blisters and mouth sores. Mouth sores and blisters caused by poorly fitting dentures can be annoying and painful. These injuries can be brought on by a number of things, such as bacterial infections, food particles being stuck under the dentures, and pressure from the dentures. When left untreated, mouth sores can make it difficult to wear dentures and increase the risk of infection.

4.   Uneven Bite

An uneven bite is caused when your teeth don’t align properly with each other. Due to this, there is excess pooling of saliva at the corner of your mouth. Excess saliva can lead to a bacterial infection, which can be painful and itchy.

5.  Chewing Problems

Chewing is difficult when teeth are not aligned properly. It is difficult to maintain a balanced diet with poorly fitted dentures as you might have trouble chewing certain foods such as bread, meat or vegetables. Food can also get stuck between your dentures and gums, leading to plaque buildup and decay.

6.  Changes in Facial Structure

Poorly fitting dentures over time may alter facial anatomy. This occurs as a result of the facial muscles atrophying as a result of the dentures’ inadequate support. This may cause the cheeks and lips to appear sunken and collapsed, respectively. For some people, these changes in facial structure can be upsetting and can cause them to feel self-conscious about their looks.

7.  Jaw Pain

Additionally, stiffness and suffering in the jaw might result from poorly fitting dentures pressing against the jawbone. In addition to making it difficult to eat and speak, this can cause chronic pain. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, a painful ailment affecting the joints securing the jawbone to the skull, can develop in extreme cases of jaw pain brought on by improperly fitting dentures.

8.  Bone Loss

Dentures that do not fit properly might lead to jawbone thinning. This is due to the possibility of the jawbone resorbing under the strain of the dentures, which would result in a loss of bone density and strength. This may eventually make a person’s face appear sunken and may even make it difficult for them to wear dentures.

Indications of Poor Fitting Dentures

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 Your dentures do not fit correctly if you notice the following signs:

  • Irritation and pain
  • Dentures feel loose and move while smiling or talking
  • Breath consistently smells
  • Bad taste in your mouth

To avoid these problems, your denturist might recommend getting denture relines every two to three years. Additionally, you can use simple tips to care for your dentures to ensure there are no problems with the fit.

Vranjes Denture Clinic provides high-quality and comfortable denture options that fit you perfectly. We also provide implant dentures, lower suction dentures and denture repairs to our clients in Ottawa.

Contact us today to book an appointment for denture relines.