While dentures are an effective replacement for your natural teeth, they can increase the risk of certain periodontal diseases and are linked to numerous other health problems.
Dentists recommend complete or partial dentures for people who are missing all of their teeth. It acts as an artificial support for the gums and helps you perform basic oral functions such as speaking, chewing and eating with ease.
Ill-fitting dentures can negatively affect your oral and overall health. Denture wearers should look out for these physical warnings and report any discomfort to the dentist:
Ill-Fitting Dentures: Ill-fitting dentures can occur due to oral health problems, gum disease, soreness in the mouth, swollen gums, cavities, and infections.
Ill-fitting dentures can cause severe dental pain and problems in eating and chewing. If left untreated for long, the ill-fitting denture constantly rubs against the gums and creates a callus (epulis) that can only be removed through oral surgery.
It is recommended to see a dentist and get the ill-fitting denture removed or relined. As a precaution, every denture wearer should get evaluated every 6 months.
Ill-fitting dentures can also indirectly result from any of these conditions:
If ignored, ill-fitting dentures can exacerbate pain and make it unbearable to wear. Patients must get their dentures fixed by a dentist if they show any sign of discomfort.
Denture Adhesives: Improper use or overuse of denture adhesives can lead to the high intake of zinc. When ingested in high levels, zinc can cause stomachache, oral irritation, and nausea. A toxic level of zinc causes copper deficiency which can further lead to neurological damage.
If your dentures come excessively loose and need extra adhesives, it is important to consult your dentist to have your old dentures relined or replaced.
Depending upon the level of discomfort caused by dentures, your dentist will recommend any of the following options:
If you face any discomfort with your dentures, get evaluated by our dentists by booking your appointment today!
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