4 Common Denture Problems and What to do about Them

Solving Your Common
Denture Problems

Tips from Your Denturists
at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic

Are you new to the world of dentures? While it’s an exciting time, it can also raise some concerns which are completely normal. Regardless of whether you are a first time denture wearer or have been wearing them for years, you are likely to have experienced an issue with your dentures at one point or another. Fortunately, the problems you are experiencing may be more common than you think. Your denturist at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic can help you deal with these common problems to ensure that your denture experience is a pleasant one.

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4 Common Denture Problems and How We Can Help

Dentures are an extremely important solution to missing teeth. While modern dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than ever before, you may run into issues with your new teeth, especially as a first time denture wearer. Read on to learn about 4 common denture problems and what you can do about them:

  1. Difficulty Eating and Speaking: Eating or speaking with dentures takes practice. At first, when you open and close your mouth, your dentures could slip out of place and cause discomfort. It can also feel like there is too much in your mouth because you are not used to the feeling of your denture. This could impact your speech. Overcome these issues by cutting foods into smaller pieces, chewing on both sides of your mouth and choosing things that are easier to eat. When it comes to speaking, practice moving your tongue around your dentures to form correct sounds.
  2. Slipping Dentures: You may notice that your dentures slip out of position from time to time. This is a common problem for denture wearers when you do basic things like smile, talk, eat or cough. If you feel your dentures dislodge, simply reposition them by biting down gently and swallowing. The more you wear your dentures, the muscles in your cheeks and tongue will learn how to hold them into place. If you are looking for an immediate solution, adhesive can be used or you can contact your denturist for an adjustment.
  3. Too Much Saliva: Creating too much saliva is just your body’s reaction to a foreign object placed inside your mouth. At first, your body may treat your dentures like they are food and activate your salivary glands. While there is nothing you can physically do to stop your glands from producing saliva, your body will begin to understand that your dentures are a part of you and your saliva production will return to normal after a few days.
  4. Cleaning Challenges: Cleaning your dentures involves another step into your daily routine that may take some getting used to. Being unsure of how to clean your dentures, not cleaning them enough, using the wrong denture cleaning products or damaging them during cleaning, are all situations that are completely avoidable. To clean your dentures properly, remove them from your mouth and soak overnight in a denture cleanser. After the prosthesis has been soaking, use a soft bristle brush and brush the denture. Note: Regular toothpaste is not recommended since it tends to be abrasive.

Contact Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic for Immediate Denture Repairs

At Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic, we specialize in a variety of denture services to suit your needs. Just because your denture problems are common, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them, especially if they are interfering with your everyday life. If you are looking for another solution, it may be time to consider a more permanent solution like dental implants instead. For reliable and affordable denture services including denture repairs, reline dentures and rebases, contact us to schedule your free consultation today.

If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call our denture clinic at 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.  

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