People can encounter a few denture problems but in this post we will cover the 4 most common problems and provide some helpful advice as to what you can do to deal with them.
1. Loose or poorly fitting dentures
The first and most common of the denture problems we see, is loose fitting in both complete dentures and partial dentures. Poorly secured loose dentures are the biggest issue for most patients which often sends them in search of the best available denture adhesives. Patients spend literally thousands of pounds a year on denture adhesives and, as most people know, using a glue in your mouth is not healthy! The good news is that there is a solution!!
Accurate fitting dentures which fit your mouth perfectly and that have been made using an accurate impression and processing technique give a perfect seal. This creates suction and the patient can go about their normal day without the concerns of their dentures dropping leading to embarrassment and self-consciousness. There is no need to suffer. When you pick up your new set of dentures make sure they’re stable and do not move. Glue should not be a solution or an excuse for badly made dentures. It is also very important to keep your dentures clean, especially the fitting surface. If the fitting surface of the denture is dirty it will not seat correctly and in turn will cause them to be unstable, so it is imperative to keep your dentures very clean!!
2. Gum and mouth irritation.
Loose dentures cause friction, which in turn starts to make the tissues sore, causing ulceration, infection and the need to remove one’s dentures for a considerable time. This should NEVER happen. Accurate fitting dentures should not move. If the dentures are constructed correctly, very minimal gum irritation should occur and the dentures should stay in situ all day without the denture wearer having to suffer. Additionally, if the denture is moving and causing friction and irritation, this will cause attrition of the bone and wear the bone away, leaving the patient with a more sunken look. Accurate fitting dentures reduce the risk considerably!!
3. Difficulty chewing and speaking
Inaccurate dentures that have been made using a cheap denture process and by using cheap materials will not fit accurately. It is almost impossible to eat with loose dentures, patients tend to swallow food in large pieces as they have been unable to chew their food correctly. This leads to digestive problems and indigestion stomach pains etc. If you cannot chew your food correctly visit your dental practitioner and get your dentures checked.
If there is constant soreness and irritation infections can occur. Patients must seek medical attention from a dental surgeon or a doctor where antibiotics mouthwash etc. might be necessary.
If you are having denture problems please get in touch with us either by calling us on 0161 796 2404 of by using the form on our Contact page