Having a functional denture is essential to not only your smile’s aesthetics but also your ability to eat. Not replacing your worn-out or ill-fitting dentures can lead to low self-confidence and food avoidance.
Here are 5 signs your denture may need to be replaced.
1. Loose or Ill-Fitting Dentures:
One of the most apparent signs that your dentures may need an upgrade is a change in fit. If you notice your dentures becoming loose, slipping, or causing discomfort, it could be a result of wear and tear. Over time, due to jawbone resorption, your denture(s) fit will be affected, prompting the need for a refitting or replacement to ensure optimal function and comfort. When refitting your denture no longer works, it’s time for new!
2. Visible Signs of Wear and Tear:
Dentures have a lifespan, of about 5-7 years. Inspect your dentures regularly for signs of wear, such as cracks, chips, or worn-down surfaces. If you notice any visible damage, it’s a clear indication that your dentures might not be providing the support they once did, compromising both function and aesthetics. Your Denturists here at Minuk & Koster Denture Clinic will be able to assess your dentures and provide sound advice.
3. Changes in Bite and Chewing Efficiency:
A gradual decline in your ability to bite and chew effectively can be a red flag. If you find yourself avoiding certain foods or experiencing difficulty while eating, it may be time to consider new dentures. Ill-fitting dentures affect your ability to chew hindering your overall digestion (digestion starts in the mouth).
4. Persistent Discomfort or Irritation:
Ideally, well-fitted dentures should be comfortable and shouldn’t cause irritation. If you’re experiencing persistent discomfort, sore spots or irritation, it’s crucial you call our support staff and have them book you in. These issues can arise due to changes in the shape of your jawbone or gums over time, signalling the need for adjustments, refittings or new dentures.
5. Speech Difficulties:
Changes in your ability to pronounce words or speak clearly may be linked to your dentures. If you’ve noticed a sudden onset of speech difficulties or a persistent lisp, you should also see your Denturist. These issues may indicate a need for new dentures that can better accommodate the natural movements of your mouth.
A beautiful smile is an investment in your confidence and well-being, and the key to preserving it lies in maintenance. Changes in fit and wear are indicators that can guide you toward the decision to embrace a new set of dentures. By scheduling a free assessment with one of our Denturists, you’ll be provided with an individual treatment plan, just for you. A new set of dentures can be the gateway to a brighter, more confident you. We are centrally located in Winnipeg along major Winnipeg Transit routes and offer free parking.
Our knowledgeable staff are here to assist you. Call us today at 204-589-6329
Minuk & Koster Digital Denture Clinic is Canada’s largest Denture Clinic located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With over 100,000+ dentures created since 1977, our team is confident that we can help you love your smile again. Minuk & Koster has denture solutions for all budgets and is here to help you understand the cost of dentures and the process of getting new dentures. Our team of Denturists and expert staff are here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Check out our Smile Stories and learn more about the Minuk & Koster difference by reviewing our website or calling us at 204.589.6329. Book your Free Consultation Today!