5 Signs That You Need A New Denture

Oct 26, 2022 | Digital Dentures

If you have any one of these signs, you probably need a new denture.

So what are the 5 signs that you need a new denture?

Keep reading to find out how to spot each of these signs!

1. It’s Ugly!

Dentures have to put up with a lot of abuse. Constant chewing and food take their toll. Any denture will eventually look ugly: stained, worn down, old. When you or someone you love notices that your denture is looking bad, it’s probably time for a new one.

2. Worn Teeth

If natural teeth can wear down and they are the hardest substance in the human body, then denture teeth will definitely wear down. How can you tell if your denture’s teeth are worn down? Look at the chewing surface of the teeth. At the beginning, the teeth were like a mini mountain range with all sorts of hills and valleys, points and dips. If you notice those peaks and valleys transforming into mini speed bumps, that’s wear. We’ve seen dentures with teeth worn flat! Sometimes people don’t notice the flattening but they do notice that their teeth are shorter. Both are signs of wear. Back teeth tend to wear faster than front ones. When the teeth start losing their peaks, it’s time for a new denture.

3. Loose Denture

When you got your denture, hopefully it fit well, hugging your gums firmly. When you notice it starting to wiggle around as you speak and eat, it’s time for a visit to your dentist. Some loose dentures only need a reline. Others need to be remade because you’ve lost too much bone to hang on to the old denture.

A loose denture is the most likely to bring people to a dentist out of the 5 signs that you need a new denture. To find out more about loose dentures, why they get loose and how we fix them, check out our loose denture page!

4. It’s Harder to Chew with

This typically goes hand in hand with a denture getting loose and with tooth wear. As the teeth get flatter, they lose their ability to grab onto food when you bite. As the denture gets looser, chewing gets more and more difficult. If you notice that chewing is harder that it used to be, ie the first year your had your denture, then it’s probably time for a new one.

5. Pain

This is more rare, but pain is always a sign that something is wrong. If you are have gum pain, cheek pain or jaw pain, your denture needs to be adjusted or replaced.

Does your denture have one of these 5 signs that you need a new denture?

Have you notices one of these 5 signs that you need a new denture? Find out if you do need to replace it and what other options you might have at a free consultation with Dr. Bec. Bring your denture and your questions.

Schedule a consultation today!

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