Who do my denture teeth feel gritty?

By June 27, 2014 November 30th, 2018 Dentures

My denture teeth feel gritty and it is very annoying. Every time my tongue touches the denture teeth, it feels like sandpaper. What is causing this? Will I need new dentures? – Fran

Fran – The cause of your gritty-feeling dentures depends on several factors.

If your dentures are new, the gritty feeling could be due to low-quality denture teeth material. Lower quality materials can be rough or gritty.

Often it is the materials used on the denture teeth that cause the gritty feeling. A hard-bristle toothbrush, gritty toothpaste, and gritty powders will scratch denture teeth and make them feel rough.

Whether your dentures are new or not, you should have them examined by an experienced prosthodontist. He or she will let you know what can be done to improve the comfort of your dentures and let you know if your dentures need to be replaced.

This post is sponsored by Naperville board-certified prosthodontist and implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.