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Denture Problems

There are some bothersome issues that persist among denture wearers. The following is a list of common denture problems, as well as their solutions:

The Problem:

Dentures keep moving or slipping.

The Solution:

Have your dentures relined or rebased. When the jaw bone and gums start shrinking, they provide less support to the dentures. This can result in difficulty chewing or speaking, and a rebase or reline can help.

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The Problem:

Speaking and chewing has become difficult, and there is a whistling or clicking sound in your mouth.

The Solution:

You need a reline. Misaligned and loosely fitted dentures restrict the movement of the tongue, which causes it to collide against the cheeks and ridge of the mouth. This leads to trouble speaking clearly.

Visit a denturist to readjust and tighten them.

The Problem:

Certain foods are difficult to chew.

The Solution:

You may need a reline. While dentures make it easier to chew foods, certain foods may still be difficult to eat. However, if you consistently have difficulty chewing, it may be because the upper fittings of your dentures have become loose.

Consult a denturist to see if a reline is right for you. You can get a free consultation here.

The Problem:

There is a lack of adhesive/suction.

The Solution:

You may be suffering from dry mouth and need to increase your saliva production. Without saliva, the “seal” between the denture base and the tissue cannot form. This is problematic because it leads to loose-fitting dentures.

Xerostomia – or mouth dryness – can be a result of many things, but is often a result of natural aging or prescription medications. Sucking on hard candy may help, but if it does not, medications are available to increase saliva production. Talk to your denturist if this problem persists.

The Problem:

There are wrinkles around your mouth.

The Solution:

Bone loss can cause dentures to move further down into your mouth than is proper and stop supporting your lips. However, these wrinkles can also be caused by loss of skin elasticity or moisture. It is best to consult a professional to find the root cause of this problem.

The Problem:

You have sore spots inside your mouth.

The Solution:

A soft denture liner may help. Chewing can cause pressure or rubbing on mouth tissues; grinding your teeth can also cause this to happen. Eating hard foods that get stuck under the dentures can also be a cause.

If friction and rubbing between your mouth and your dentures is your chief complaint, a soft denture liner may provide some protection to your soft tissues.

The Problem:

The corners of your mouth are sore.

The Solution:

You may need a denture reline or treatment for a skin infection. If there is bone loss, support to the jaw is diminished and it causes the mouth to “over-close.” This changes the way lips seal, resulting in saliva secreting out of the corners of the mouth. Excess moisture can result in a skin infection due to irritation.

Vitamin deficiencies can also cause the corners of the mouth to become sore. Contact your denturist if you have chronic soreness at the corners of your mouth.

 

How Do I Know If I Need to Reline My Dentures? (recommend making this a sub-page within the category)

Whether you have teeth or not, your mouth will change as you age. However, those without teeth lose an average of one-third of their jawbone height annually. Medical conditions such as osteoporosis can even speed up this process.

As the jawbone shrinks, the ridges of the mouth (also known as gum tissues) shrink as well. In fact, ridges shrink around a quarter of an inch every ten years.

This is why even the best-fitting dentures become loose over time. Your dentures were initially designed to fit the size of your mouth; as it changes, your dentures become loose.

Because of these expected anatomical changes, dental professionals recommend that you reline or replace your dentures every seven years.

Here is how you can tell if you need to reline your dentures:

  • There are wrinkles around the corners of your mouth.
  • You have trouble speaking clearly.
  • You experience whistling and clicking sounds, or your dentures frequently slip.
  • You routinely need to use denture pads.
  • You have sore spots or pain inside your mouth.
  • People around you have become uncomfortable or noticed a change in the appearance of your dentures.

Even if you are not experiencing any of these symptoms, it is still recommended that you visit your dentist annually for preventative maintenance and an oral health screening. An oral examination can detect early signs of oral cancer, gum disease, or even diabetes.

Based on the fit of your dentures and the level of changes in your mouth, your denturist may recommend that you reline, repair, or replace your dentures.

A New Denture May Help By

  • Supporting your lips to make your smile look more natural
  • Eliminating problems with speech
  • Helping to make chewing easier, improving digestion in the process
  • Boosting your confidence

If You Need Help

Your dentures should not cause you pain, make you feel uncomfortable, slip, or make noises when you chew. If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us to see how we can help.

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When Dentures Go Bad

Whether you have teeth or not, with age, your mouth will change. However, unfortunately, those without teeth lose an average of one-third of jawbone height annually. Medical conditions such as osteoporosis can fasten the process. As the jawbone shrinks, the ridges of the mouth (also known as gum tissues) shrink as well. In fact, ridges shrink around a quarter inch every ten years.

This is why dentures become loose. Your dentures were designed to fit the size of your mouth. Now that has changed, your dentures have become loose.

This is the reason dental professionals recommend that you reline or replace your dentures every seven years.

When gums shrink and teeth are lost, facial features lose support as well. This leads to wrinkles and signs of aging become apparent.

Here is how you can tell if you need to reline your dentures:

  • There are wrinkles around the corner of your mouth
  • Trouble speaking clearly
  • Whistling and clicking sounds, or your dentures slip
  • The need to routinely use denture pads
  • Sore spots or pain inside the mouth
  • People around you become uncomfortable with the appearance of your dentures

If you are not experiencing any of these symptoms, it is still recommended that you visit your dentist annually. An oral examination can eliminate the chances of oral cancer or diabetes. A dentist will be able tell if you have a disease that is affecting your oral health.Often times, gum disease manifests itself in the tissues of the mouth.

Your dentursit may recommend that you replace, repair or reline your dentures. This is because sometimes, dentists do not have other options and have to recommend new dentures.

Modern dentures are prepared using the pink material that supports the teeth. This makes them durable and strong.

A New Denture May Help By

1.Support your lips and make your smile look more natural
2.Eliminate problems with speech
3.Help make chewing easier, improving digestion in the process
4.Boost your confidence

If You Require Assistance

Your dentures should not make you feel uncomfortable. They should not hurt your mouth, cause problems with chewing and swallow, and shouldn’t slip, whistle or make a click sound.

A denturist will be able to evaluate you and provide further assistance.

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European Denture Center
map 1111 Pacific Ave Suite A - Everett WA
phone (425) 230-3010