When you first get dentures, the fit in your mouth will be tight, firm, and though it might take time to get used to, it should also be comfortable. However, as time goes on, your mouth may change in shape, and it is only natural that your denture may get a bit of wear and tear. Your denture may become uncomfortable and even slip out of place when you use it. When this happens, it is time for a denture realignment.
A denture realignment is a straightforward procedure of relining your denture’s underside so that it fits into your mouth more tightly. This is also a cost-efficient method for fixing a denture without needing to worry about spending money on a completely new one. If your denture does not fit properly, it can also result in damage being caused to the soft tissues and bones in your mouth.
If you notice changes in the way your denture fits, contact us for a consultation. If we determine that denture realignment is required, we will discuss the options available to you. There are two different types of denture realignment. The first is hard realignment. This involves a hardened denture base being created for the teeth replacements to sit on. The second is a soft reline, which requires a liquid polymer being used to add cushion and depth to the denture. Most of the time, this procedure is going to be carried out in the comfort of our dental office. However, should we determine that a hard reline is going to be best for you, we will send the denture into the lab; to our own dental laboratory, On The Mark Lab.
It can be a little bit challenging knowing when you need a realignment if you are new to wearing dentures. Remember, you can always call to book an appointment with us. We give you an exam and discuss your options with you, being sure to answer all your questions and concerns.
It may take some time to get used to wearing dentures. It will probably feel strange at first, but a new denture should fit correctly. When it comes to merely feeling loose in your mouth, we know that your denture is not fitting well. It should be snug and fit firmly in place. But over time, your mouth could change it’s shape. Your denture does not necessarily need to be exposing your gums or falling out of your mouth to know that the fit needs to be addressed. If this is happening, we need to take a look at the denture for wear and tear and compare it to how your mouth has changed.
Another sign that you need to have your dentures realigned is if your dentures are giving you any pain or digging into any part of your mouth instead of fitting smoothly. It is meant to fit in your mouth perfectly. Therefore, if your dentures are bothering you daily, you should definitely give us a call and get your dentures checked to ensure that there is nothing wrong that needs to be addressed.
If you have any queries about dental realignment, please do not delay and get in touch with us for more information. We will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have about denture realignment. We will also talk you through the different options that are available to you. If we do not believe that your dentures need to be realigned, we will tell you. We pride ourselves on being honest and transparent, and this is one of the reasons why we have been able to build up such an impeccable reputation in the industry. To find out more, pick up the phone and give our team a call today, and we would be more than happy to help you.