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
Some health problems caused by poor-fitting dentures are:
1. Difficulty in Speaking
Ill-fitting dentures make it difficult for you to talk normally. Some people might even develop a lisp (speech defect) due to denture movement. It might be difficult for such people to pronounce certain words or letters.
2. Inflamed and Swollen Gums
Poor-fitting dentures start to rub against your gum tissue, resulting in inflammation.
When dentures rub against certain areas in your mouth, it could result in the formation of blisters. This increases the risk of infection, which can also lead to gum disease.
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.
One common side effect of ill-fitting dentures is headaches. As your jaw starts to hurt, it eventually leads to headaches.
7. Natural Teeth
Poor-fitting partial dentures can harm your natural teeth, leading to discomfort. Natural teeth might lose their enamel or develop cracks owing to ill-fitting partial dentures.
8. Pain Around the Ears
Ill-fitting dentures might cause discomfort in your gums and jaws, which might lead to dull pain in and around your ears.
Indications of Poor Fitting Dentures
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.