7 Tell-Tale Signs You Need New Dentures

Are you a long-time denture wearer? Has it been a while since you last saw your denturist? Here are 7 warning signs that it may be time to replace your full dentures.

Many people understand the need for yearly visits to the dentist but did you know, if you wear full/partial dentures, regular visits to your denturist are just as important? This will ensure the comfort and stability of your dentures and, more importantly, protect your oral health.

Some of the reasons why you must visit your denturist if you wear full dentures include:

  • Your mouth undergoes many natural changes, which means your dentures need to be regularly adjusted.
  • Your denturist can detect, diagnose, and treat any oral conditions early.
  • Worn out dentures can cause significant discomfort or sore spots.
  • Dentures that are old or loose can seriously hinder your ability to speak and chew.

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7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Full Dentures

High-quality dentures can last you for many years, but while they are durable, they aren’t indestructible, and eventually, they will be affected by daily wear and tear. If you have full dentures that have worn down too much, they will need to be replaced.

Here are 7 signs that it’s time to get a new set of full dentures:

  1. Your dentures feel loose. The first sign that your dentures may need replacing is if they feel loose. In some cases, a simple reline can solve the problem, but if they are older full dentures, then it may be time to get a new set of replacement teeth.

  2. Your dentures keep falling out. Have your dentures started falling out when they normally wouldn’t? This is a clear sign that your dentures require, at minimum, an adjustment. Keep this in mind if you notice slippage when biting, chewing, or speaking.

  3. You’re finding it difficult to speak. Have you started to have some difficulties talking with your dentures? If you have had your replacement teeth for several years and have begun slurring your words, or your dentures come loose as you talk, that is a sure sign that they need to be replaced or adjusted.

  4. You’re finding it uncomfortable to eat. While a new set of replacement teeth can feel snug and natural, you may notice some soreness or pain biting or chewing with older dentures. If this is the case, it’s a sign that the fit of your replacement teeth has changed, so you should get them checked out by your denturist.

  5. You have sores along your gum-line. Your dentures are in constant contact with your gum-line and as they get older and the fit of them changes, this can cause sores and lesions that will give you pain or discomfort.

  6. Your dentures are damaged. If your dentures have any damage including chips, cracks, or missing teeth, then you must visit your denturist as soon as possible so they can help restore the function to your replacement teeth.

  7. Your dentures are discoloured. In addition to chips or cracks, you might notice that your dentures have become stained. While it may not impact the function of your replacement teeth, such cosmetic changes can make you feel self-conscious so it’s best to get them replaced.


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To find out more about our denture repair and replacement services, and how our team can help give you a bright and beautiful smile, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.

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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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