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Uncomfortable New Dentures

It seems almost a rule that new dentures will be less comfortable than the old ones were, and this is to be expected. After all, an old denture is something that has been in your mouth for a long time and has taken on the shape of the mouth ti has been in. It has been adjusted by time to the roof of your mouth. The biggest problem is almost always the palate and the way it adjusts to the roof of the mouth.

New dentures

But is this discomfort necessary? The answer is of course no. If you get the right type of denture to fill the right kind of place, you should not feel any discomfort. How well a new denture adjusts to your mouth is dependent on three things: the conditions inside your mouth and how much they have changed, the make of the denture and skill of the dental technician, and of course, how much you are used to wearing dentures.

Oral conditions

The conditions inside your mouth change from time to time. This means that a denture that was once good may be uncomfortable now, as the density of bone, structure of the gums, the size of the palate are all subject to change. If you had to get a new denture because the old one was causing pain, chances are the new one is going to be more comfortable, but ti may still very well need a few adjustments. Don’t be shy, and ask for adjustments to make dentures comfortable. If the conditions inside your mouth continue to change though, then this will be very difficult.

Make of the denture

The denture may be made of materials that you find uncomfortable in general or that you may be allergic to, and this will cause discomfort. The make of the denture may also be poor; it may be a shoddy piece of equipment, in which case discomfort is to be expected. If you suspect that the device is poorly made, get the opinion of a different dentist, and see if they can make you a new one that meets your requirements.

New to the game

If this is the first denture you are getting, it will take time to get used to them. Until then, they may be uncomfortable, but there are a few things to look out for. The discomfort should be steady, it should not be more or less when pressure is applied during biting, chewing and eating. If pressure is making it worse, that means that the denture is touching something that it really shouldn’t be, and may be harming something that is in the way. If you get sores, abrasions or otherwise injuries from friction or pressure, then you need to have the thing adjusted. Other than that gagging is quite normal at first. as well as mouth dryness. These symptoms subside after a while.

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