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My Dentures Are Too Big

So you have dentures but they don’t quite feel right. It may be that they are too big for your mouth and as a result, are not fitting correctly. It is very important to have well fitted dentures as they will feel more comfortable and also will function more like your natural teeth.

It may be that your dentures once fitted really well and then over time they start to feel too big or loose. This can be down to the affects known as bone resorption. This is when the bone in your mouth fades away due to having no natural teeth and your mouths can and will change. This could be a simple case of relining your denture to fit the new measurements of your mouth. As well as potentially being loose, this could lead to gum irritation as the dentures moves and rubs against the gums.

We always advise a yearly check up with your dentures so we can monitor any potential changes and spot them before they get to bad. We will always in the first instance try to salvage your denture so you can keep it for as long as possible. The older the denture the less likely we will be able to reline, and it could mean that you may require a new denture.

In this scenario we would discuss with you your options at a free consultation.

Another important aspect to take into account is that every person is different and there is no one size fits all solution. So if you are in the market for a new denture, do not hesitate to call us as we always custom make our dentures for your individual needs.

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