Ill-Fitting Dentures

Dentures are used as a replacement for missing teeth. The decision to use dentures is normally taken from a range of other options, and as such a patient is placing their trust in the advice of the specialist. In most situations, this means good, well-fitted dentures. However, unfortunately, for some this can mean issues with ill-fitting dentures that can be uncomfortable, cause pain, or even lead to other problems such as gum disease.

It is normal, when dentures are first fitted, to experience mild pain and discomfort, and a sense that it feels unnatural. However, within a few weeks, these initial problems should be overcome and a patient should be able to wear their dentures largely unnoticeably. Therefore if problems persist after this initial period it is possible that the dentures are ill-fitting.

Ill-fitted dentures can lead to Oral Thrush (candidiasis). Although this is a largely painless condition, it is often unpleasant for sufferers and can go on to cause problems in itself. Additionally, poorly fitting dentures can cause periodontal (gum) disease, because a loosely fitting denture may graze the soft gum tissue, or cause swelling, causing pressure on the tender gums. In severe cases this can also lead to nutritional difficulties for patients. Also, in rare cases, denture adhesives can cause neurological problems.

Whilst gums gradually change shape, a denture should remain comfortable for a long period of time. At the time of considering dentures, and at the point of fitting, you should receive expert advice and guidance on how to care for your dentures to ensure they last for the longest possible time, but additionally protect your oral health.

If you have struggled with ill-fitting dentures and are wondering if they are to blame for other oral health problems you are having, please Contact Us we’d be happy to advise on your situation.

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