12/06/2020

DENTAL PROSTHESES : When Dentures Need Adjusting

Dentures

Shrinking gums and loss of jawbone density due to aging are the two top reasons why denture wearers need adjustments and relines. Although some gum recession can be attributed to aging, too much gum recession may indicate ongoing gingivitis, or gum disease.

If you wear dentures and do not practice good oral hygiene habits, you could be at risk for gum disease. Smoking, certain medications and diabetes also promote gingivitis development and the need for a denture adjustment.



Most people know why dentures need adjustment as soon as signs of improper fit develop on their gums (pressure sores, blisters) or interfere with denture functioning.

In addition, chewing difficulties involving dentures sliding and moving around in the mouth are clear indications your dentures need to be refitted.


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