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Why are the inside of my dentures rough like sandpaper?

Dr. Hair

Question: I just got new dentures. The inside of each is as rough as rough sandpaper. Should these have been polished? Dr. Hair: While the denture is polished on the outside, the inside is not.  The denture is supposed to fit into every crevice (or nook and cranny if you will).  This intimate adaptation to your tissues insures the best fit for the longest lasting restoration.  If you were to polish the inside, you would loose some of that adaptation.


The only reason for concern would be if the "sandpaper surface" were to cause sore spots; then you would need to have the offending area adjusted by your dentist.

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