Dentures generally require a readjustment, also known as a coating, every five to ten years. This is because the gum tissue and the underlying jaw change shape over time as a result of tooth loss. Over time, the jaw shrinks, causing the teeth to not fit well after a while. If you put on a dental prosthesis that doesn't fit you well, you could develop fungal infections.
Ulcers are another risk that can occur if the ulcers don't fit well. People with a poor fit are also susceptible to a condition known as hyperplasia. This condition occurs when the gum is irritated because a denture doesn't fit the gum properly. The gums start to grow until they fill the space, which can cause an infection.
Bone contraction is also a risk of dentures not fitting well, since chewing forces are not effectively transferred to the bone. When this happens, scar tissue ends up replacing bone. Most of the time, they're simply low quality dentures that aren't made with an optimal fit in mind. Over time, usually every five to seven years, this means that the mouth will change shape and the dental prosthesis will have to change shape to adapt.
If you've never had a denture before, it's hard to know exactly how your teeth should fit in your mouth. If you're wondering why your dentures don't stay on, it's likely due to one or more of the following causes. Because of concerns about toxicity, denture adhesives aren't very strong, so they won't make much of a difference when it comes to keeping your dentures on. If your dentures hurt too much to use, you'll never be able to get used to them, which goes against the purpose of having them.
In general, dentures should last between five and seven years before you have to think about replacing them. When a dentist repairs or adjusts a dental prosthesis, they use dental materials that are made specifically for dentures and are only available to dentists. In the meantime, take care of your dentures, visit your dentist regularly, and go out and smile. Denture sores can be painful, but dentures can also cause you pain even before sores develop.
Your dentist should always be your first point of reference when you have problems with your dental prosthesis. If your dentures are in a drawer because they simply “don't feel right”, are loose, or cause sore spots in your mouth, you should see a dentist to have them evaluated and possibly adjusted, re-coated or remade. If you follow good maintenance practices, you will significantly increase the life of your dental prosthesis. We provide you with dental prostheses near you that are tailor-made for the patient, based on molds that will determine the size, shape and arrangement of your mouth.