Facts About Dentures (Part 3)

Facts About Dentures (Part 3)

Fast Facts About Dentures (Part 3)


You have suddenly, or maybe even gradually, found yourself missing some teeth. Maybe you’re the sporty kind that loves contact sports and one day your teeth pay the price of your passion. Or maybe you love to indulge your sweet tooth and years down the line you realize that cavities have formed and some teeth need to be replaced. Whatever the circumstances, losing a tooth can have a detrimental impact on an individual. This could range from being unable to eat well to even suffering from low self-esteem.
This is where dentures come in. As discussed in the previous Fast Facts about Dentures articles, dentures are replacement teeth meant for anyone who finds themselves minus one or several teeth. Here are some additional facts that you need to know:

Dentures Sometimes May Feel Heavy

This is one of the most reported cases by patients who have had dentures fixed. It happens that because they may be a little different from your natural teeth, they may feel bulky, heavy and may make it difficult for you to close your mouth. This mostly happens if you have immediate dentures, that is when you have dentures fixed the same day that your teeth were removed. The heavy feeling may come as a result of wearing dentures for the first time, either complete or partial dentures. As this may take a quite some time to adapt to the new set of placements in your mouth, a follow up with your dentist is encouraged as they will be able to access whether the dentures are fitting properly with time, and make the necessary adjustments where need be.

Dentures Sometimes May Feel Heavy

Loss of Gum and Bone

Cases have been reported by patients who have been wearing dentures for a very long time. They complain of losing gum and bone. This is not uncommon as there is always friction experienced between the bone and gut, with the dentures at the site of placement. Especially loose fit dentures cause a lot of friction and this accelerates the rate shrinking of the jawbone. It is always advisable to have your loose fit dentures replaced. It is also very important to always remove your dentures at night so that you can give your gum tissues enough time to rest and decrease the possibility of them wearing out.

Lost Teeth to Oral Cancer

Don’t panic. They can still be replaced, but it is important to provide your dentist with all cancer treatment details so that he can have a better approach to the situation.

My Dentures Don’t Stay In

Have you tried using adhesive? Still not working? If relining does not improve the fit of the denture to the jaw, it may be because of your jaw staying a long time without natural teeth and may need healing. Remove dentures at night, and always let your dentist make sure you have a healthy mouth-skin and treat it properly before relining.


Having Dentures after not Having Teeth for a Long Time

The jawbone slowly shrinks after teeth removal. Let your dentist carefully examine the amount of jaw bone that is remaining to properly design dentures that will fit you and produce minimum stress on the remaining jawbone.

Denture Pop-ups During Eating. What Is the Solution?

This may be caused by your dentures being ill-positioned or ill-fitted. Consult with your dentist to have the situation corrected professionally.

Always make sure you use only enough adhesive so that there is no adhesive left on your gum and palate after you remove your dentures.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide comprehensive family dentistry services. Our Barrie dentists, Dr. Layth and Dr. May, work with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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