5 Signs Your New Dentures Need to Be Adjusted

Having some trouble getting used to your new set of false teeth? While some discomfort is normal, here are 5 signs your dentures may require a repair or reline. 

Dentures are an affordable solution for men and women missing one or more teeth due to factors such as decay, gum disease, or trauma. False teeth have many benefits including:

  • Improved ability to bite and chew
  • Reduces speech problems caused by missing teeth
  • Protects your remaining natural teeth from excessive wear and tear
  • Gives your face a fuller, more youthful appearance

Calgary Denture Solutions

At Future Smiles, we offer a wide range of denture solutions from complete/partial dentures and denture implants, to denture repairs and relines, to meet all your unique needs and ensure the longevity of your oral health.


Getting Used to Your New Dentures

Advances in dentistry have made false teeth increasingly more natural in their appearance and more comfortable to wear.

Even so, new denture wearers will inevitably go through a period of adjustment and you will have to practice eating and speaking with your new false teeth. During this time, it’s important to watch out for any changes in your mouth.

While some discomfort is a normal part of getting used to your dentures, other symptoms (eg. sore spots) may be an indication that your dentures require an adjustment, reline or repair.

Common Problems For New Denture Wearers

While investing in a high-quality pair of false teeth is crucial to preventing future oral health problems, at one time or another, all new denture wearers will face some issues with their replacement teeth. Read on to brush up on the most common issues and how to solve them. 


False teeth are a foreign object in your mouth, so it’s normal for your salivary glands to go into overdrive at first.

What to do:   Your salivary glands will gradually adjust, but in the meantime you could try swallowing more often, or enjoy a mint or hard candy.


At the beginning of your denture experience, you might feel as if they are too big, or that your lips are being pushed uncomfortably forward.

What to do: Wear your dentures as much as possible, so that the muscles of your mouth learn how to keep them in place.



Slipping dentures is a common problem for new false-teeth wearers because, in the beginning, your lip, cheeks and tongue muscles will fight to push the dentures out of your mouth.

What to do: Use a denture adhesive to keep them in place.


Many new denture wearers experience mouth sores or pain in the first few days of wearing their false teeth.  WHAT TO DO: Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, or use a denture adhesive that will prevent movement and reduce irritation/sore spots.


Signs Your New Dentures Need a Repair or Reline

Denture adjustments and relines are a routine part of good denture maintenance, and even if you have invested in a quality set of false teeth, you will require a repair or adjustment eventually.

What is a denture reline?

A denture reline is the process of refitting your existing replacement teeth. It consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it can fit properly once again.

A denture reline is often required when tissue changes are due to:

  • Weight loss
  • Bone loss
  • Disease or illness
  • Further tooth loss
  • Aging


When do I need a denture repair?

No matter how careful you are with your dentures, you can have an accident and damage or break them. If this is the case, it’s important to visit your denturist as soon as possible for a denture repair.

1 Year FREE Denture Repairs & Adjustments

At Future Smiles, if you select complete/partial dentures as your tooth replacement option, we offer 1 year FREE adjustments and repairs to ensure your false teeth always fit comfortably and naturally.


Call Today

To find out more about our wide range of denture solutions such as flexible partials and denture implants, or to know about our denture repair and reline services, contact our Calgary denture clinic 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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