Bad Fitting Dentures
in Birmingham, MI
Dentures are a popular, removable replacement for teeth and surrounding gum tissue. There are two types of dentures, partial and full, that are used to make your smile aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.
Missing or broken teeth can diminish your ability to enjoy various food and affect your overall quality of life.
This is why it is essential to have high-quality dentures that fit well and are maintained and adjusted for continued use.
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Bad fitting dentures or poorly manufactured dentures can detract from your overall mouth health and hygiene. They can lead to mouth sores, trouble speaking, jaw bone atrophy, and jaw misalignment, among a host of other issues.
How long do dentures last?
Over time, dentures undergo normal wear and tear from eating, brushing, cleaning, and daily use. On average, a set of dentures should last for ten years of normal use. After this, they tend to degrade, and their quality becomes compromised.
There are some signs to watch for that are indicators for whether it might be time to upgrade your dentures.
If the fit of your dentures has significantly changed, and you are experiencing a loss of function and discomfort because of it, then an adjustment or replacement is necessary. This is also the case if you find you are experiencing difficulty chewing, or if your dentures have a persistent smell.
Caring for your dentures
Along with ensuring your dentures fit well and are of good quality, it is important to take proper care of them to ensure they as long as possible.
Cleaning your mouth and dentures daily can help keep unwanted bacteria at bay. It is recommended you do not wear your dentures to sleep to allow your gums time to rest.
It is also important to handle your dentures carefully and store them properly. When you are not wearing your dentures, they should be stored in a denture cleaning solution or warm water. This will help to promote mouth health and to keep your dentures in good shape.
Our dental professionals at Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry have the expertise to provide you with perfectly fitted, durable dentures and advise you as to their care.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334