If your dentures are starting to hurt you, it may be a warning sign that they are not as well fitted as they once were.
Dentures are custom made to fit your mouth as they were when the initial impressions were taken. However, our bodies are constantly changing over time and as a results our mouths, gums and bone will also change. This means that a few years ago the denture was made to fit your mouth and it was well fitting and comfortable, but overtime the changes in your mouth has caused the denture to not sit as well.
This is a very natural process and how quick it happens will vary from person to person. It is important to understand that the closer the fit of the denture, the more comfortable and functional it will be. If dentures are not well fitted to your mouth, it can rub and cause painful sores in your mouth.
It is important that if you do start to feel pain with your dentures, old or new, to give us a call for advice and we will be able to advise on the best steps forward.
If your denture is very old and has been modified multiple times in the past before, it may mean that a reline is not possible and the best plan of action may be for a new denture. We will always consult with you what our professional opinion is and will work closely with you to ensure that it is in your best interest.
To find out more information, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.