Older dentures that no longer fit properly is a common complaint we hear at our Aurora dental office. You may notice increased irritation, slipping, and shifting, and the feeling that your once-perfect dentures now belong in someone else’s mouth!
It is natural for your older dentures to lose the snug fit they had when they were new. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one thing, your older dentures may have been made with a rigid material that was available at the time.
Also, your dentures were custom-made to fit the shape of your jaw as it was then. But as we age, our gums and jaw contours change, and dentures that fit perfectly years ago no longer do.
Modern dentures are made of a softer, more pliable material that adheres more closely to the shape of your jaw to create a snug, secure fit. This new material is lighter and also makes dentures more comfortable by helping to eliminate painful irritation and soreness.
Aurora prosthodontist Dr. John Chen designs natural-looking dentures and partials that allow our patients to go back to speaking clearly and chewing comfortably again. Living with ill-fitting dentures can be a real pain, but we can help!
Please contact us at (303) 985-5268, and we will be glad to arrange a consultation and show you the difference that new dentures can make to your smile and your life.