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Denture Problems

If you have one or more missing teeth and are looking for an affordable, time-tested way to replace them, dentures can be an excellent solution.

However, denture wearers often have questions about problems that can arise with their dentures. And many are asking if Implants can be a way to secure dentures.

Here are our answers to some frequently asked questions, but if you have a question that’s not answered below please just contact us so that we can help.

Here are our answers to some frequently
asked questions that we get asked:

Is it hard to eat with dentures?

For some patients, it can take some time to get used to their new denture. Although you may experience some discomfort initially, over time you will feel more comfortable wearing your new denture.

When you bite down or chew, your denture may slip out of position. Some types of foods such as nuts and seeds, can get stuck under your dentures and cause some discomfort.

To avoid these problems, it’s a good idea to choose easy-to-eat foods when your dentures are new. We also encourage you to eat soft foods and cut them into small pieces to make chewing easier. To keep your denture stable, aim to chew your food with both sides of your mouth at the same. And find a denture adhesive (for full or partial acrylic dentures) that will help keep it in place.

Is speaking different when wearing dentures?

Speaking can be a bit challenging when you’re wearing a new denture. The fact you have a dentre can certainly interfere with speech. Learning how to move your tongue around the dentures to form the correct sounds can be challenging. Some people find it may slip with certain sounds or phrases. For most people, speaking with dentures will become easier with time.

How can I tell if my denture needs to be adjusted or relined?

We often hear patients say, “My denture doesn’t fit well anymore.” Yes, it is something that happens with time, as our body changes, and is often triggered by a change in medication or aging.

If your denture feels loose, shifts out of place or causes soreness in your mouth, arrange an appointment with us.. We may need to re-line the base or adjust it. Since our mouths can change over time, occasional adjustments are completely normal.

How do I keep my dentures from slipping?

Occasionally, your dentures may slip out of position. This can sometimes happen when you smile, laugh, eat, talk or cough. If your new denture slips out of its proper place, gently reposition it by biting down and swallowing. Full and partial acrylic dentures require a paste to help keep them in place.

Over time, you’ll be able to hold your denture in place with the muscles in your cheeks and tongue. A denture that fits properly should not require adhesives, powders or paste. If you’re having difficulty getting your appliance to stay in place, please contact our practice.

Do you offer implant-supported dentures?

Yes! In addition to permanent restorations, implants can be used to stabilise a partial or full denture. That way your prosthesis feels more secure throughout day-to-day activities. Instead of relying on gooey adhesives or pastes to keep your appliance in place, the implants will secure it in place, so you can speak and eat confidently. An All-On-4 or All-On-6 implant solution for your dentures, gives you predictable everyday wear.

Have Missing Teeth or Denture Troubles?

If you are looking for a solution to your missing teeth, or denture dilemma, you can ask us for a FREE CONSULTATION to find out if dental implants may be a suitable option to stabilise your denture.

Learn More Today

Want to find out more? Request your consultation today, we’ll discuss the best options with you and make recommendations based on what’s appropriate for your individual situation.

We can’t wait to welcome you into the practice.


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