They may not fit your mouth anymore. Remember, both bone and tissue shift and change shape over time, causing your dentures not to fit anymore. You may suffer from dry mouth and have the sores that can result from that condition. You may have developed bone chips, or you may simply need to take better care of your dentures and your mouth tissues with better hygiene. Come see us at Kamloops Denture and Implant Centre and ask.
Just leave your dentures out of your mouth, and rinse your mouth with salt dissolved in warm water. To avoid pain, brush your gums, palate and tongue with a soft toothbrush after meals and before bed. And when you arrive at Kamloops Denture and Implant Centre, ask us about soft liners under lower dentures.
Have you just gotten your first set of dentures? If so, the unaccustomed feeling of teeth where there weren’t any can make you feel that your lips are pushing outward. This change in your appearance is for the better, and your mouth will feel more natural as you get used to the dentures. But if you notice additional wrinkles around your cheeks and lips or a sunken look in your face, come see us at Kamloops Denture and Implant Centre. It may be time for new dentures. Most people need to replace their dentures every 5 to 7 years, with annual gum exams.