3 Potential Problems You Could Have With Dentures

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If you had dental issues that resulted in you needing to get dentures, you may have thought all of your problems were over. However, some things with dentures can go wrong. Here are three potential problems you could encounter after you have gotten your dentures.

1. The dentures don't fit well.

In order for your dentures to do what they are supposed to do, they need to fit in your mouth properly. If they are too loose, they can fall out of your mouth easily - even if you use denture adhesive. Whether you just got them or you have had them for a long time, you need to see a professional dentist, like those at Barthmann Denture Clinic implants, about your dentures if they are too loose in your mouth.

If you have had dentures for a while, the reason they have become too loose could be because your gums have shrunk down. If that is your problem, then you will need to get fitted for new dentures that will fit better. 

Of course, if you are new to dentures, you could just think they are too loose. That is why it is important to have your denture fit reevaluated by your dentist. If there really is an issue with the fit, then you need to get it taken care of as soon as possible. However, if your fit is fine, then you probably need to work on getting used to wearing the dentures instead.

2. Mouth infection from not cleaning your dentures as you should.

Much like your natural teeth, dentures need to be cleaned every day. That means you need to take them out when you go to bed and let them soak in a denture cleanser. This cleanser works to disinfect your dentures so they will be clean when you put them back in your mouth. If you don't do that, then you could develop a mouth infection called stomatitis.

Stomatitis is a type of yeast infection that you get in the mouth, usually under where your dentures sit. The symptoms are red, swollen areas of the affected mucosa, which rarely causes pain. You may not even realize you have stomatitis unless you closely inspect your mouth after removing your dentures.

3. Difficulty eating after you get new dentures.

One problem that so many don't anticipate when they get new dentures is the difficulty they have with eating. This is a common problem and it can be overcome by getting used to having the dentures in your mouth.

When you first get your dentures, you may need to make some changes to what you eat until you get used to them. You can do this by cutting up your food into smaller bites or by eating only soft foods for a while. You can return to your normal eating habits after you have gotten used to how the dentures feel while you eat.