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Common Problems


Common Denture Problems

Common Causes

Solutions

Speech difficulties and unwanted sounds, such as clicking, whistling, smacking, etc.

Denture is not in proper position or does not stay in proper position--denture moves causing the cheek and tongue to struggle to form words and control the denture.

Reline, rebase, or denture replacement.

Difficulty chewing certain foods.

Some foods may always be difficult with dentures, but lack of adequate chewing could be related to the alignment of your upper and lower dentures, or your denture with natural teeth, this affects the "balance" of the denture on the tissues and muscles of the mouth. In combination with shrinkage of tissue, poor alignment creates improper denture function.

BG Denture Clinic can help determine the best solution(s).

Lack of suction / adhesion.

Bone and mouth tissue shrinks -- original fit/contact of denture is lost; Dry Mouth (Xerostomia); caused most often by certain medications; without proper saliva, denture fit is not ideal due to the "seal" that moisture provides between denture base and tissue.

Discuss with a professional denturist at BG Denture Clinic.

Wrinkles above / around lips or at corners of mouth.

Denture has moved back in the mouth and no longer supports the lips. This may be due to bone loss and / or loss of skin elasticity (stretchiness) and moisture loss.

See a professional denturist at BG Denture Clinic to help determine the root cause.

Constant sore spots in the mouth.

Pressure and / or rubbing is occurring in one specific area, usually a result of chewing (see Difficulty chewing certain foods) but may also be due to clenching of teeth or bruxism (grinding the teeth). Other causes may be hard foods (like small seeds) getting under the denture or denture teeth that need adjustment.

BG Denture Clinic can help resolve the problem.

Soreness at corners of mouth.

Loss of vertical support can cause the mouth to over-close. This can change the way the lips seal together and cause saliva to pool at the corners of the mouth. The excess moisture in this area may cause the skin to become irritated and may increase the risk of a candida infection. The soreness may also be the result of a vitamin deficiency.

Seek advice from a denturist at BG Denture Clinic.