Do Your Dentures Need an Adjustment?
Did you know your mouth changes shape as you age? As your mouth’s bone structure and soft tissue change, the overall fit and comfort of your current dentures can change. Thankfully, dentures today have come a long way through advances in technology and fabrication. But, if soreness and discomfort are keeping you from enjoying your dentures, let our experienced team step in to help find a solution.
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If your dentures just aren’t fitting right, contact your local practice to schedule an appointment for a denture adjustment. During your visit, the team will provide a thorough assessment of your situation and create the best plan of action to get you back to what you love, faster.
Denture Adjustment FAQs
I just received new dentures, why do I need an adjustment?
New dentures can take some time to get used to, which is why we provide an affordable approach to denture adjustments. For dentures fabricated at the practice you visited, adjustments are available at no charge during the first 60 days after your treatment. Afterward, adjustments are available for a nominal fee.
Why are my dentures hurting my mouth?
Full or partial dentures rest on your gums. They are specially crafted to fit the contours of your mouth to ensure a fit that feels as close to your nature teeth as possible. Over time, your dentures may end up sitting in high spots on your gum line. This causes dentures to rub against the mouth, gums, and surrounding soft tissue – unfortunately, resulting in discomfort and soreness.
How do you adjust my dentures?
Don’t let aching gums and mouth pain stop you from enjoying your new smile with dentures. Your local Affordable Dentures & Implants practice offers denture adjustments to continue to customize your denture for you. The team takes a patient-centric approach to care, and through our in-house Laboratory, the dentist and technician will work together to adjust your denture to your mouth as it changes.
Do I need my dentures adjusted?
Some symptoms to watch out for that might signal a denture adjustment are:
- Sores on your gums
- Discomfort when wearing your dentures
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Irritation in the mouth
- Dentures slipping or falling out of your mouth
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
What is the difference between an adjustment and a reline?
Adjustments are minor tweaks made to your dentures as your mouth tissues change over time.
There are two types of relines that can happen when your dentures are really giving you trouble. Hard relines will remove a layer of plastic from the inside surface of your denture to create a brand-new impression and mold of your mouth. That layer will then be reformed in our on-site laboratory to fit better in your mouth.
Soft relines is a similar procedure, but for dentures that are made of softer material for those that have more sensitive gums. Relines should be done once every couple of years to ensure ultimate comfort and an ideal fit for your denture.