It’s one of those things you sort of think about last. Or, until you realize something doesn’t feel right. Our Lake Orion, MI team is talking about the fit of your denture. Your main concern, of course, is how your full denture is going to look, how to take care of it, and simply being able to say goodbye to your feelings about (and experience with) tooth loss, as you offer a warm welcome to a complete smile! With that said, we remind you that there are some very important things to consider about fit! Let’s get started!
A Well-Crafted Denture Will Fit
First things first, you need to know that a well-crafted denture will fit well. So, when you first receive your full denture, it will probably fit just right. However, if it doesn’t, it’s something you should let us know about immediately! Of course, if you are new to dentures, then you may need a couple days to adapt to the new sensations. However, any rubbing or other alarming concerns are something you should bring to our attention.
Jaw Tissue Loss Can Impact Fit
Now, we remind you that when you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, you may deal with the loss of some of your jaw tissue over time. This is a side effect of tooth loss, which occurs as your jawbone is missing roots (which previously provided stimulation that kept it full and strong). Eventually, your body will resorb parts of your jaw’s tissue, causing shrinkage. As the shape of your jaw changes, your full denture may stop fitting quite as well and you will require a replacement. Always let us know if you feel that the fit is not what it used to be.
Damage Can Cause Fit Concerns
It’s also very possible that one of the reasons your full denture suddenly stops fitting is the fact that you have damaged it. Remember, matching the shape of your denture to your mouth is precise. If the denture’s shape changes in any way, then it might not be the right shape any longer. Think this may have happened? Don’t be embarrassed! Just give our team a call to discuss repairs.
A Poor-Fitting Denture Can Injure You!
If your full denture doesn’t fit correctly, it can rub and cause abrasions, it can throw off your bite’s balance and irritate your jaw joints, and more. Don’t ignore fit issues. Bring them to us during a dental checkup!
Keep Your Denture In Wonderful Shape
Investigate the problems associated with your denture and its fit by coming in to see our team when something doesn’t feel right! We can provide you with a repair, replacement, and advice for improvement. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.