Top Reasons for Ill-Fitting Dentures

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At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of well-fitting dentures for your comfort and oral health. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to a range of issues, impacting not just your comfort but also your confidence and overall quality of life. Here, we explore the top reasons why dentures may not fit properly and how these issues can be addressed.

1. Natural Changes in the Jawbone and Gums

Over time, your jawbone and gums naturally change shape, especially if you have been edentulous (without teeth) for a while. These changes can cause dentures that once fit perfectly to become loose and uncomfortable.

2. Wear and Tear of Dentures

Dentures are durable but not indestructible. Regular wear and tear over the years can change their shape and fit. This deterioration is normal and can be mitigated with proper care and regular check-ups.

3. Poorly Constructed Dentures

Sometimes, the issue lies in the construction of the dentures themselves. Poorly made dentures or those made from inferior materials may not fit well from the start or may degrade quickly.

4. Improper Denture Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance are crucial for keeping your dentures in good shape. Neglecting to clean them properly or not storing them correctly can lead to changes in their form and fit.

5. Weight Loss or Gain

Significant changes in your body weight can affect the shape of your face and mouth, impacting how your dentures fit. Regular adjustments might be necessary to accommodate these bodily changes.

6. Underlying Oral Health Issues

Oral health issues like gum disease can affect the fit of your dentures. Regular dental check-ups are essential to maintain both your natural oral health and the condition of your dentures.

Addressing Ill-Fitting Dentures in Dunwoody

At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to ensuring your dentures fit comfortably and function effectively. If you’re experiencing discomfort or other issues with your dentures, it’s important to seek professional help. We offer a range of solutions, including:

  • Adjustments and Relining: Minor adjustments or relining can often rectify fit issues, providing immediate relief.
  • New Custom-Fitted Dentures: If your dentures are significantly worn or your oral anatomy has changed drastically, new custom-fitted dentures may be the best solution.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: For a more permanent solution, consider implant-supported dentures. They offer greater stability and a more natural feel.

Ill-fitting dentures should not be a part of your daily life. Understanding the reasons behind this common issue is the first step in finding a solution. Our restorative dentists are dedicated to providing personalized solutions to ensure your dentures fit perfectly, enhancing your comfort and quality of life. Don’t let ill-fitting dentures hold you back – contact us today for a consultation and reclaim your smile with confidence.

Posted on Behalf of Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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1816 Independence Square, Suite B,
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Tel: (770) 399-9199

Practice Hours

Mon - Thr 7:00am - 4:00pm
Friday Open until 1pm
(on the Fridays we are open)

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