Making your dentures fit well can be a trying experience, but it doesn’t have to be. There isn’t any reason why your dentures shouldn’t always fit well. The key to getting a comfortable fit lies in using the right products and making timely visits to your dentist.
There are all kinds of things that can make your dentures fit properly. But besides using these, you’ll also need to make regular visits to your dentist. At each of these visits your dentist will check to make sure they fit properly and don’t change as result of gum and jaw shrinkage over time.
Issues that Can Occur
When you wear dentures it’s very important that you keep your mouth and dentures clean. It’s important that they fit properly. Otherwise, you could have the following types of problem:
- Mouth irritation.
- Gum irritation.
- Problems speaking clearly.
- Problems eating.
- Dentures that move around in your mouth.
New Denture Discomfort
It’s natural that you feel some discomfort when your dentures are new. You may feel like you you can’t speak well, and that it is hard to say certain words. You need to be patient and even practice saying some words. If your dentures seem to move around, bite down and swallow saliva to put them back in place. Take small bites, and eat soft foods in the beginning. Use both sides of your mouth to chew. This prevents your dentures from moving.
The Use of Denture Creams
If you continue to experience discomfort, even after visiting your dentist, you can use denture creams to help them fit properly. At first, expect to feel some discomfort, especially if dentures are new to you. After continual use, you’ll notice that your dentures feel better and more comfortable over time. You’ll also notice that they start feeling natural.
Over time, gums and bones can change and this causes your dentures to stop fitting well. If you can’t seem to get used to wearing your dentures, visit your dentist again so he can make a new impression of your mouth and re-adjust your dentures. Most of all regular check ups are still important for the best fit of your dentures, and the care you take to maintain them may prevent other kinds of mouth disease.