Posted on 9/30/2019 by Dr. David Wanserski
|When you get new dentures, you should expect to experience a few weeks' worth of gum pain and discomfort. Over time you'll also experience some of these same sensations because your gum and bone structure will change.
Typically, you'll notice that your dentures will start to rub against your gums when they don't fit properly any longer. When this happens, you may want to try denture cushions so you don't develop denture sores.
The How and What of Denture Cushions
A set of new dentures will naturally grip and vacuum themselves to your mouth. Over time your jaw structure and gums will change as you age. When this happens, you may wish to consider using denture cushions. These will help re-create this natural vacuum. You simply fit them on dry, clean dentures and they will do their job from there without leaving you with any unpleasant taste or odor.
Creating this seal between your mouth and your dentures is important because otherwise you could develop unpleasant sores. This typically happens when your dentures no longer fit correctly and start rubbing against your gums. Unfortunately, this pain is far too common and most people leave it go untreated - thinking it's something they must “live with.” However, this is far from the truth and you especially shouldn't “live with” severe, consistent pain when there are viable options available to help you enjoy wearing dentures that fit comfortably in your mouth.
Don't simply “live with” dentures that don't fit you properly or aren't working correctly for you any longer. Instead, when your dentures are no longer fitting properly, give our office a call. We will set up an appointment for you to come in and discuss your options with us. This way you can know for sure if denture cushions are right for you.
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