4 Challenges Faced By New Denture Wearers

Are your replacement teeth feeling uncomfortable or causing you pain? While slight discomfort is normal for new denture wearers, here are some sure-fire signs that your dentures may require a repair.

For patients who are missing one or more teeth, be it due to tooth decay, trauma, or age, dentures provide a convenient and affordable solution that will:

  • Improve your ability to eat
  • Reduce any speech problems caused by tooth loss
  • Protect your remaining teeth from excessive wear and tear
  • Give you a more youthful appearance

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At Future Smiles, we believe that everyone has the right to a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of denture solutions, such as dentures and implant-supported dentures, as well as other services, such as denture repairs, to meet all your unique needs and ensure the longevity of your oral health.

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4 Common Problems Faced By New Denture Wearers

Modern dentures are increasingly more natural in their appearance and more comfortable to wear. Despite this, new denture wearers will always go through a period of adjustment, where you will have to practice eating and speaking with your new replacement teeth.

During this time, you may experience some temporary problems, including:

  1. Excess saliva. Because dentures are essentially a foreign object in your mouth, it is normal for your salivary glands to become more active. To minimize this, you can try swallowing more often or sucking on hard candy.

  2. ‘Full Mouth’ feeling. When you first get your new dentures, it’s natural to feel as if they are too big, or that your lips are being pushed uncomfortably forward. If you wear your dentures as much as possible, the muscles of your mouth will eventually adjust and learn to keep them in place.

  3. Your dentures slip. Because your mouth is not used to your dentures, your lips, cheek, and tongue muscles will try to push the replacement teeth out of your mouth. Using a denture adhesive can help keep them in place.

  4. You may have some mouth sores. It’s very common to have some mouth sores when you first start wearing replacement teeth, but rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can help alleviate any pain.


5 Signs You Need a Denture Repair

Regular denture adjustments and relines are a necessary part of denture maintenance, however it’s important to recognize the difference between needing an adjustment/reline or a repair.

Here are 5 signs that your dentures need repair:

  • Broken denture teeth
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Your speech is affected
  • Your replacement teeth have a recurrent odour
  • They leave a bad taste in your mouth


Why You Should Never Try to Repair Your Dentures at Home

If you have damaged your dentures, you should NEVER try to repair them yourself. Doing so can not only do more damage, but may also lead to an increased risk of infection. That’s why, when it comes to your denture needs, you should ALWAYS trust a professional.

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our customized denture solutions, visit one of our two branches located  in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (7015 Macleod Trail SW, Unit 113).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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