The Consequences of Wearing Poorly-Fitting Dentures
One of the most effective ways of addressing missing teeth issues is to wear dentures. However, if the dentures are not made in the right way, or if they become loose, they can lead to a wide range of problems in patients.
Unfortunately, there are many people that ignore these dangers and problems tend to become even more serious after a period of time. It is for this reason that we have decided to write this blog post about the negative consequences of wearing ill-fitting dentures.
Food getting stuck in teeth
If you are wearing an ill-fitting denture, this means that you probably have a tiny gap between the denture and the gums. As a result, food can become stuck between them and over a period of time, your gums may become sore and very red. If this situation is left untreated for a longer period of time, you will probably witness the emergence of pocket formations and maybe even gum disease.
It’s worth mentioning that we are seeing a growing number of patients complaining of fungal infections after experiencing ill-fitting dentures. Improper dentures can become home to fungi and when the patient experiences constant rubbing caused by the denture, there’s a risk of denture stomatitis too.
Poor-fitting dentures lead to trauma to the bone found beneath them. Prolonged exposure like this can result in bone shrinkage. This is a vicious cycle because the shrinkage will make the dentures even worse and after a relatively short period of time, the bone will shrink even more. Keep in mind that patients need this bone in order to get dentures that work well in the future. Lack of bone also prevents the use of implants.
Jaw joint problems
In some cases, ill-fitting dentures can result in jaw joint problems. In addition to the discomfort and pain, patients can also except wear of the TMJ. Don’t forget that treating TMJ pain can be very difficult and wearing suitable dentures can help you avoid this problem.
Poor quality of life
As previously mentioned, dentures represent an easy way to solve many teeth problems. They can help people gain self-confidence and start smiling and eating again without any restrictions. However, if the dentures are ill-fitting, all these things are put at risk. People who are experiencing denture problems will soon start losing their self-confidence and they will avoid social interactions fearing that their problem may become public.
The good news is that there is more than one solution to this problem. If you are wearing ill-fitting dentures, you can ask your local CDT to repair your dentures. In addition, you have a chance to order new dentures that will fit better. Finally, you can always opt for dental implants which is probably a long-lasting solution. In any case, whenever you notice the telltale signs of ill-fitting dentures you should act immediately. Schedule a checkup at your local Denture Clinic where a qualified CDT will help you find the most suitable solution for your problem.
This blog post was provided by Smiles & More – clinics in Warrington, Widnes, Wirral & Chester.