When Do You Need to Have Your Dentures Repaired?

December 12, 2022
Sample of Port St. Lucie Dentures

At first, Port St. Lucie dentures can seem overwhelming at first. You probably have many questions that were not answered at your first appointment. If one of your concerns is knowing when to have your dentures repaired, you’re in luck. Sometimes it doesn’t necessarily require a repair, just an adjustment. Repairs are for denture problems, while relining is more about the fit. 

The purpose of denture adjustment is to ensure you get a perfect fit. Wearing ill-fitting dentures can cause problems that could have been prevented if you had acted sooner. So, if your dentures don’t fit as perfectly as they did, you need to see your dentist for a reline.

Woman wearing Port St. Lucie Dentures

How Many Adjustments Do You Need?

Denture Repair

It’s not about how many adjustments you need but knowing when to see your dentist for a reline or adjustment. If your dentures feel loose or have a break or a crack, don’t attempt to fix the problem by watching YouTube videos or following instructions from blog posts you see online.  

Relining your dentures require knowledge and expertise to get a proper fit. Also, only dentists are authorized to perform denture repairs. To reline, they’ll incorporate new materials to the denture base to improve the fit. If the problem is a tad complex, it may need to be sent to the lab.  

Denture Problems

What happens if you continue wearing dentures that are already loose? Did you know that you are putting yourself at risk of ulcers, tissue overgrowth, irritation, and fungal infections? When dentures don’t fit the proper contours of your mouth, food debris and bacteria can get trapped, causing dentures to feel uncomfortable. Furthermore, trapped plaque and bacteria can compromise your oral health.

Man getting Port St. Lucie Dentures

Do Your Port St. Lucie Dentures Need Adjustments or Repairs?

If you’ve been wearing your denture for a while, you’ll know if something’s wrong. When your denture doesn’t feel comfortable or is causing you pain, please let your dentist know about it. At Ricard Family Dentistry, we offer affordable tooth replacement restorations. Our team strives to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for you and your family. Contact us for an appointment.