Dentures The Real Problem
Dentures are necessary for individuals who for one reason or the other suffer from a loss of tooth/ teeth. Dentures have a utilitarian and aesthetic purpose not to mention the fact that they boost the self esteem of the wearer. However as is the case with most personalized gear, it comes with a lot of complications. The good news is that a majority of these problems can be prevented or at least subsequently solved. This article will discuss some of the most common fixes to denture problems.
Dentures Miami – Movement or Lack of Suction/Adhesion
8 out of 10 times, the problem with movement is because of shrinkage in the jawbone and/or surrounding gum tissue. 2 out of ten times, this is because of ill fitting dentures. The key here is to make sure that the denture fits perfectly when you leave your dentist. Do not hesitate to take your time to check and recheck your new or newly fitted dental appliance before leaving the dental clinic. You can also call your dentist when you notice denture movement.
Clicking Noises, Difficulty in Chewing and Speaking
This is due to improper positioning of the dentures. This may also be caused by improperly fitting ones, or simple failure to put on your denture properly. Remember there will be a certain degree of difficulty in speaking and chewing when you put on new dentures or have one refitted. This should go away in time. However some foodstuff will always be a problem.
Sometimes wearing dentures can cause the wearer to appear “wrinkly” in the proximity of the mouth, particularly in the upper and lawyer lip area. This is usually caused by dentures moving to the back of the mouth. This can be caused by improper fit, shrinkage in bone mass, or loss of gum/skin elasticity.
Sore spots in Mouth/Gums
This is usually caused by ill fitting dentures resulting from movement or over impacting during chewing. This can also be caused by improperly cleaned dentures and oral orifice causing small scrapes to get sore and infected.
Improperly fitted dental appliances will result in a lot of food particles entering the area between the gums and the appliance. This will result in bad odor or even infection in some cases. Of course even properly fitting dentures, if not cleaned properly together with the mouth will result in bad breath and infection.
What Does This Tell You?
Most of the common denture problems are caused by improperly fitting dentures. The majority of cases are caused by shrinkage resulting in subsequent poor fit. However a significant percentage of denture problems result from improperly fitted dentures at the beginning and lack of proper guidelines by the dentist regarding proper care and maintenance. Not to mention the fact that in most cases, small irritations become big problems or get infected because the dentist did not properly inculcate in the wearer the proper time and importance of calling a dentist for subsequent checkup!
Why Choose Us For Dentures?
The answer is simple; we make sure your dentures fit perfectly before you leave the office. We make sure you know how to take care of your dentures and know how to troubleshoot simple problems. We make sure to contact you, or remind you, to contact us at regular intervals for checkups. And we make sure to schedule you for a return visit as soon as possible to minimize your discomfort.