If you notice that your new dentures are causing discomfort or pain, you should speak to your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can make small adjustments to enhance fit and comfort. Choosing the right type when fitting dentures, and practising good denture care play an integral role in comfort too. Here are some tips on how to make dentures more comfortable.
Your Denture Type Can Impact Your Comfort
Flexible dentures are lightweight and made from a flexible material that improves suction and increases your comfort level. If you have worn new dentures in the past and found them uncomfortable, a flexible prosthesis may be a good option for your next set.
Digital dentures are a new innovation that ensures greater precision and improved comfort when fitting dentures. Computer-aided technology is used to scan your mouth or your previous false teeth to get a more accurate mouth shape and build a more precise prosthesis.
Tips To Make New Dentures Feel More Comfortable
Getting used to wearing false teeth
It is quite normal to experience some level of discomfort when you first get new dentures. While it may be a bit of a challenge initially, try to speak and eat normally, and over the first week or two, your mouth should adjust to the change.
Give your gums a break
False teeth are not designed to be worn all the time. You need to give your gums a break so that any irritation can heal. Most patients find the best time to do this is overnight when you are asleep. Don’t forget to submerge your false teeth in water when you’re not wearing them, so they don’t lose shape.
Consider using adhesive
If you have finished fitting dentures and find that your false teeth move around too much when you eat or speak because you aren’t getting enough suction, speak to your dentist about denture adhesive. Only use an approved product and do not use something from your household as it may be toxic and cause damage to your false teeth.
Ask Your Dentist About A Reline Or Repair
Your dentures may only give you an optimal fit for a year or two before they start to lose shape. This is because of the changes that take place in your gums and jawbone. If your previously well-fitting dentures are starting to cause sore spots or irritation it could be a sign that you need a reline. Relining is done to make the base fit your gums better, offering more comfort.
Sometimes false teeth can get damaged over time and if the damage is minor, it may be possible for your dentist to repair them to avoid you needing to get new dentures.
Repairing, relining, and fitting dentures are very precise skills that must be performed by a professional and shouldn’t be attempted on your own. If you are experiencing sore spots or discomfort, or for help with how to make new dentures more comfortable, please give us a call:
HOW TO MAKE DENTURES MORE COMFORTABLE?