Whether you have expensive or cheap dentures, they will never feel like your natural teeth. You will need some time to get used to the new sensations, especially when eating and speaking with any type of denture.

However, if weeks have passed and your gums are still swollen and you are having difficulty eating, it is time to see a dentist to find a solution.

What to do if your dentures are too big?

If you feel that your dentures do not fit you, you can use one of the following solutions.

Denture adhesive

A denture adhesive is a product that is used to keep dentures in their proper position. This product is available in the form of a paste, pad or powder.

Denture adhesives can be helpful for patients who are not quite sure if they are experiencing discomfort because the denture fitting process is not yet complete, or if the problem is loose or ill-fitting dentures.

Denture reline

Denture reline procedure involves reshaping the area between your denture and gums to prevent irritation, lumps, and other injuries caused by excessive pressure on your soft tissue.

Try relining first if you are having trouble adjusting to your new dentures. You might also benefit from a reline if you have been wearing the same denture for some time and now it does not fit properly in your mouth due to loss of bone tissue.

Dental implants

You can use implants for the stability of your dentures.

Dentists offer dental implants as a permanent solution for lost teeth. High-quality implants not only look and feel like natural teeth, but also function similarly.

If you choose to have at least two implants, you can use a denture with snaps. This way you can achieve a more stable fit of the denture.

Consider new dentures

New dentures are usually an option for patients who have been using their dentures for years.

Over time, the material of your dentures can wear significantly. Also, for many people, as they age, the volume of the jawbone decreases, leading to loose-fitting dentures.

You might also consider a new denture if you find that your new denture does not feel right after relining.

Why do my dentures feel too big for my mouth?

Even high-quality dentures often feel too big in the first few weeks or months. Dentures do not fit the anatomy of your mouth, so they take time to get used to. But even the dentures you have used for years may gradually become too big for you. This is usually the result of shrunken bone volume.

Can denture teeth be shortened?

Dentists can shorten denture teeth. Make sure you ask your dentist to shorten them and do not do it on your own. Your dentist will make sure there are no problems with your bite.