4 Reasons for Denture Relines

Dentist Blog

All dentures need to be relined from time to time to keep them fitting well. If you have gotten used to your dentures having a not quite perfect fit, it can be difficult to tell when they are due for a reline. The following signs all indicate that it is time to schedule a denture relining with a local dentist.

1. Eating Is Difficult

If you struggle to eat your favourite foods because your dentures move around, slip out of place or get stuck to the food and are pulled out of position, then you should schedule a denture reline as soon as possible. Dentures with bases that are perfectly moulded to your gums should allow you to eat a very wide range of foods without difficulty. If you are struggling with mealtimes, then that is a sign that your dentures are overdue for relining.

2. You Are Scared to Speak

In a social situation, how often do you suppress a laugh or moderate your tone because you are worried that your dentures will slip if you make certain movements with your mouth? Well-fitting dentures should stay in place in all social situations, whether you are talking, laughing, singing, crying or even sneezing. If yours are getting in the way of your social life, then it is time to schedule a denture reline.

3. You Have Sores or Pain

Well-fitting dentures cause no discomfort, but when the fit is poor, they can rub against the softer parts of your mouth, leading to ulcers, sores and pain. If you frequently have sore spots inside your mouth, then it is important for you to visit a dentist or denture clinic as soon as possible. There is no need to live with the pain of ill-fitting dentures; a simple denture reline can resolve the problem for you.

4. You Have Persistent Bad Breath

Bad breath is one of the less obvious signs of dentures needing to be relined. When dentures do not fit well, it is possible for scraps of food to become trapped between the dentures and the gums, where bacteria can feast on the sugars they contain. The result is stubborn bad breath that causes embarrassment and can make life difficult and lonely. Denture relining can help with this problem by giving bacteria nowhere to hide, allowing you to navigate social situations without feeling self-conscious about the way your breath smells.


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Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

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