How Does Your Denturist Determine Your Fit?

How Does Your Denturist Determine Your Fit?

Whether you get complete dentures or partial dentures, they need to fit your mouth perfectly. Because dentures are all made completely unique to the person who will be wearing them, denturists need to precisely match your dentures through customization. If your dentures aren’t properly fitted, you may struggle to speak, chew, or smile because your dentures are too loose or because they are rubbing on your gums and causing sores. None of these scenarios is ok, which is why denturists take the time to create an accurate fit.


What A Denturist Does To Determine Denture Fit

Assessment Of The Mouth And Teeth
When you first get dentures, your denturist will assess the condition of your gums and any remaining teeth. If the teeth are in poor condition or if gum disease has caused teeth to loosen, your denturist may recommend having them removed. Your denturist will recommend you see a dentist or dental surgeon for any tooth removal. This is an important part of the denture process for determining the fit of the denture since partial dentures rely on any remaining teeth to keep the denture in place. If some of these remaining teeth were to fall out or need to be pulled shortly after getting dentures, it would affect the fit of the dentures.

A Mold Of Your Mouth
Before you get your dentures, your denturist will need to make a mold of your mouth so that they can properly match your new dentures to the shape of your gums or any remaining teeth, depending on whether you are getting full dentures or partial dentures. To make a mold of your gums and teeth, your denturist will have you bite down on putty, which will replicate the exact shape of your mouth. The mold of your dentures is the main way dentures are created to comfortably fit in your mouth.

When you get your dentures, you will try them on and assess the fit. If areas feel as though they are rubbing uncomfortably, if they are too tight, or if they otherwise don’t feel right, tell your denturist. The denturist will reshape parts of the denture base so that it sits comfortably in the mouth.

Denture Adjustments Over Time
Once you’ve had your dentures for several years, they may not fit as well as they did before. This can be because of wear on the denture but it can also be caused by the changing shape of your jaw. This is especially common in people with complete dentures, as they have less stimulation to the jawbone. If your denture feels loose, your denturist can alter the fit by adding more of the denture base material to the area that sits on the gums. If your denture teeth are also wearing down, you may want to discuss getting a new pair of dentures, although this often takes many years to happen.


Get Your Dentures Fit In Calgary

Whether you are getting dentures for the first time or you’ve had your dentures for a while and require a denture reline, Future Smiles Denture Clinic can help. Our Calgary denturist can both reline existing dentures and at Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we make all new dentures in-clinic to assure quality dentures at an affordable price. When you get your dentures from Future Smiles Denture Clinic, the first year of adjustments and repairs is FREE so that your dentures fit comfortably and naturally. 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: Is denture fit important?
A: Yes, denture fit is very important. When dentures are ill-fitted they can cause pain in the mouth. The fit of your dentures will not only affect the way you eat and speak, but they can also impact your health. To learn more, read Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Impact Health?

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.

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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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