If you have had dentures fitted to replace lost or extracted teeth, then you may find that you make strange noises when you eat. These sounds can range from clattering as you bite into something firm, to a slight clicking noise which occurs during chewing. If you are adjusting to your new dentures, these sounds can ease with time, but if you are still experiencing problems a few weeks after the denture fitting session, then you may need to have a think about the reasons why your dentures are making particular noises when you chew.
In the past, dentures used to be poorly fitted, and this often meant that their dentures would rattle and clack when they ate. Modern dentures are more accurately fitted, and so rattling while chewing can indicate a few problems. These can include:
Clicking noises can be caused by the same type of problem that is described above, but they can also be caused by movement in the denture plate itself. If you find that you are making a number of clicking noises when talking or eating, then you should go back to your dentist, and ask them to check out the plate and the fit around the soft palate. Taking the time to have these checks made will help you to solve the problem of noises when you eat, and will also ensure that the dentures have a longer lifespan. If you experience any problems including noises with new dentures, seek advice from your dentist.