Should dentures fit tight?

Fit Changes
Your top dentures should suction smoothly to your gums. Your bottom dentures float above your gums, but they should stay in your mouth easily. And partial dentures should stay in line with your natural teeth without significant movement.
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What if dentures are too tight?

Tight, Pinching Dentures

This pain won't last, usually, but that's not good because it means that your dentures are causing your gums to recede and your bones to resorb (disappear) faster than they should.
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How do you loosen tight fitting dentures?

For upper dentures, place your thumb or fingers between the denture and your cheek. Now press down gently where the denture meets the gums. Try to use even amounts of pressure to loosen them. To remove lower dentures, place your thumb and fingers on either side of the denture.
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Can dentures be adjusted to fit tighter?

Your dentist can adjust the dentures to adjust them perfectly in your mouth. However, if your bone resorption is occurring at a fast rate, you will have to see your dentist frequently for adjustments.
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How do you know if your dentures are too big?

How to Tell If Your Dentures Don't Fit
  1. Your mouth and gums are swollen, red, and painful.
  2. Your dentures rub against the back of your throat and cause you to frequently gag.
  3. Your dentures slip and slide while you're eating or speaking.
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How can I make my Denture fit better? | Daniel Daniel Dentistry

Why do my dentures look so big in my mouth?

As the jawbone shrinks, becoming smaller in both height and width, the gum ridge it supports shrinks too. Because dentures rest on that gum ridge and are customized to fit its shape and size, dentures loosen as this happens, and for many patients, end up feeling too big for their mouths.
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How long does it take for dentures to settle in?

Expect Discomfort Early On

As a general rule of thumb, dental professionals are likely to tell you that adjusting to new dentures takes about 30 days, on average. You might not be keen to wait this long, but you need to be careful how quickly you try to get back to normal.
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Why are my dentures so uncomfortable?

So why do dentures become uncomfortable? The jawbone beneath the dentures is continuously eroding and without tooth roots, which were lost along with the missing teeth, the jaw bone becomes thinner with time. The gums also become thinner and lose their ability to grip tightly to the dentures to keep them in place.
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Do dentures ever feel normal?

Given that your dentures play such a huge role in your life, from helping you to feel good when you smile through to ensuring you can chew and eat without worry, it's important that they feel like part of your mouth. If you are thinking 'do dentures ever feel normal' then rest assured, they absolutely do.
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How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?

Soft tissues beneath dentures can also become easily irritated by wearing dentures continually (24 hours a day). You should refrain from wearing dentures at night as this gives the skin a chance to recover from wearing them during the day.
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Are new dentures supposed to be loose?

Your dentures should fit securely on your gums, however, in some cases, you may find they've become loose and aren't fitting as well as they originally did. This is quite common, and there are some things you can do to help to maintain a comfortable fit, so you can continue to live your life to the full.
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Can you boil dentures to make them fit better?

Care and maintenance of your false teeth can make them last longer. However, if you don't follow correct care directions, or neglect your dentures then they may warp or alter in shape. Correct care includes not using boiling water to clean your dentures or leaving them in Steradent overnight.
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How can I make my dentures more comfortable?

Adjusting to Your Dentures
  1. Use a topical gel or cream to relieve your sore gums.
  2. Rinse with salt water to reduce inflammation.
  3. Gently massage your gums to encourage blood circulation.
  4. Use a denture adhesive to make sure your new teeth don't slip around and irritate your gums.
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Can I adjust my dentures myself?

Patients should not adjust their dentures themselves. Adjusting the dentures at home can cause the dentures to break. Instead, it is recommended that patients who experience issues get an adjustment at the dentist's office. Dentists can make small adjustments in the office while the patient is waiting.
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Do upper dentures have to cover full palate?

Normally, upper dentures cover the top of the mouth so thoroughly that a person's ability to taste and experience their food is diminished, not to mention hamper proper function.
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What to expect when wearing dentures for the first time?

When wearing dentures for the first time, the prosthesis would feel unnatural. But as the oral structures adjust to the appliance, normal sensations would return. Patients may also experience an increase in saliva production and irritation, but these are sure to return to normal over time.
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How long will my dentures be uncomfortable?

New dentures can take around two to four weeks to settle properly. It's not unusual to experience some tenderness or discomfort at first.
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Should new dentures hurt?

While your dentures may never feel as comfortable as your natural teeth, they shouldn't cause any discomfort. If you notice jaw soreness, uneven pressure, or other discomfort, talk to your dentist or denturist.
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Are permanent dentures more comfortable than immediate dentures?

Permanent dentures offer a better fit and increased comfort than a temporary option, and are designed to be worn for many years, barring any changes to your mouth. Permanent dentures take several office visits to get the perfect custom fit. They're usually more expensive, but offer better durability and comfort.
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How thick should upper dentures be?

Conclusions: All groups evaluated showed change in the position of artificial teeth after processing. The complete denture with a thin base (1.25 mm) and silicone investment showed the worst results, whereas intermediate thickness (2.50 mm) was demonstrated to be ideal for the denture base.
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How do you chew with new dentures?

Chew Evenly

Most people tend to chew on one side of their mouth more than the other, but for denture wearers, this could make the prosthetic more likely to slip out of place. Once you start eating solid foods again, chew slowly, and make sure to use both sides of your mouth equally.
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Does your face change with dentures?

After tooth loss, the muscles may begin to sag, causing the skin to wrinkle. Tooth loss can also cause your lips to sink in and your chin to protrude. Replacing your teeth with dentures can help you avoid dramatic changes to your face although you may still notice some degree of facial sagging or wrinkling.
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What works best to hold dentures in place?

If you are new to dentures, a dental powder is the best denture adhesive for new denture wearers as it gives you a better hold. You only need to apply a little, and you are good all day long.
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Can you brush dentures while in your mouth?

Yes, you can clean your dentures while they are still in your mouth. As long as you use a soft-bristled brush and avoid the use of any abrasive toothpaste, brushing your dentures as if they were natural teeth won't do any harm. You might use this practice as quick way to freshen up your mouth between meals.
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Can you bite into an apple with dentures?

Hard foods: Chewing hard foods require your jaw and dentures to apply uneven pressure. This can dislodge or damage your dentures, so avoid nuts, popcorn, apples, raw carrot sticks and corn on the cob. Tough meats: Foods that require a lot of chewing place unnecessary stress on your dentures and gums.
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