How Do I Know When To See My Denturist About Denture Fit?

How Do I Know When To See My Denturist About Denture Fit?

An important part of healthy, comfortable dentures is proper denture fit. When you first receive your dentures, your denturist will determine your denture fit to ensure that your dentures form a proper seal with your gums and that they are comfortable for you to eat, speak, and smile. Even though this initial fitting will set you up with a great fit (and if for any reason it is not, you can call your denturist to adjust your dentures), over time, your denture fit may change. When you notice signs that your denture doesn’t fit quite right, it’s time for a denture reline. Here are some signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to visit your denturist to fix your denture fit.

Signs It’s Time To Visit The Denturist For An Adjustment

Denture Movement
The most obvious sign that your denture fit is off is if your dentures move in your mouth. Whether your dentures move a little bit or they are nearly falling out while you’re speaking or smiling, they are too loose. Although your dentures may have started out a perfect fit for you, the shape of your jaw and mouth can change over time, especially during periods of significant weight loss. Your dentures should fit securely in your mouth at all times without movement, and if you notice even slight movement, you should speak with your denturist.

Difficulty Eating
Even if your dentures don’t move when you speak, if they are prone to movement when you eat, they likely do not fit right. If you are struggling to eat because your dentures move or hurt, you need to visit your denturist to adjust your denture fit. Although certain sticky foods (such as toffee or caramel) may be difficult to eat with dentures in, most foods should not cause your dentures to move.

Jaw Pain
Dentures that no longer fit properly aren’t only inconvenient and annoying, ill-fitting dentures can actually impact your health. When your dentures don’t fit properly, it can change your bite alignment, which can alter the distribution of pressure on your jaw when you bite. This can cause pain in your jaw muscles and can lead to the development of sore spots on your gums. Unbalanced bite force needs to be addressed right away so that your gums and jaw are not in pain, and so that you do not begin to have accompanying symptoms of jaw pain, such as headaches and an inflamed temporomandibular joint.

More Cleaning Is Required
Your dentures, whether they are partial or complete, should have a good seal so that when you wear them, they stay in place and do not allow food particles to get under the dentures. If you notice food particles under your dentures after you eat or if you notice there are generally more particles under the dentures than usual, your denture fit may be compromised. A buildup of food residue under your dentures is also a signal that the denture fit is off and is affecting the seal.

Visit Your Denturist To Keep Dentures Fitting Properly

If you notice any signs that your denture fit isn’t right, call your denturist and schedule a denture reline. This important service helps to keep your mouth healthy and comfortable while ensuring an ideal denture-wearing experience for you. When you get a pair of dentures from Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we offer one year of free denture relines and adjustments to ensure that your dentures fit perfectly at no extra cost. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: How can I help keep my dentures comfortable?
A: Dentures will need relines over time as the shape of your jaw changes, but there are some ways you can keep your dentures as comfortable as possible. Make sure you clean your dentures and gums every night, take your dentures out at night to let your gums breathe, and keep your dentures in water when they are not in use, for a start. Read Caring For Your Dentures: A Step By Step Guide to learn more about denture care.

Q: I’m looking for affordable denture solutions. What options do I have?
A: At Future Smiles Dentures Clinic, we know that Calgarians are looking for low-cost, stress-free denture payment plans. This is why we offer affordable denture solutions, including direct billing and financing.

Q: How often should I get a denture reline?
A: After getting new dentures, you can expect to get either a hard or soft denture reline every 1-2 years. Anytime your dentures feel loose, uncomfortable, or are causing sore spots, it is time to see your denturist for a reline.

Share This Post:

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.

Related Posts

Book Now! Same Day Service, Free Consultations, Financing and Direct Billing Available. Two Locations to Serve You Better

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us