4 Common Oral Issues For Denture Wearers

Here are some of the most common problems associated with full/partial dentures, what causes them, and how our qualified Calgary denturist can help keep your mouth and gums healthy, comfortable, and sore-free! 

Traditional full/partial dentures are a wonderful tooth replacement solution, allowing many Calgarians to restore a beautiful, natural-looking smile when they are missing one or more teeth.

They have some benefits over other denture solutions, including:

  • They’re less costly than implants
  • Getting full dentures is a simple and quick procedure that doesn’t require surgery
  • They’re covered by most insurance plans
  • They can restore a more youthful look to your face by fixing the sunken look caused by tooth loss

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At Future Smiles, we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options ranging from traditional full dentures and flexible partials to implant-supported dentures. Our denturist will carefully assess your oral health needs, budget and lifestyle to recommend the best solution for you.

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4 Common Denture Problems and How to Fix Them

Traditional full/partial dentures can be a great solution for tooth loss and modern advances in dentistry have made them increasingly more natural in their appearance and comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, some patients may still experience some oral problems from wearing replacement teeth.

Below is a list of common denture problems and how our Calgary denturist can help make you comfortable:

1. Too Much Saliva

A new set of dentures is a foreign body in your mouth and, in some cases, may stimulate food-related responses such as excess saliva.

Don’t panic! Your mouth will eventually adjust and adapt to your new replacement teeth. In the meantime, you can try swallowing more frequently or chewing on a hard mint/candy.

What if the problem persists?

If you continue having excess saliva after a few weeks, then you should visit your denturist. There could be several reasons why this is happening, such as the dentures:

  • Don’t fit your bite
  • Are too thick
  • Are too tall
  • Extend too far into the corners of your mouth

At Future Smiles, we offer 1 YEAR FREE ADJUSTMENTS AND REPAIRS on traditional/full dentures and will always strive to make you as happy and comfortable as possible with your replacement teeth.


2, Mouth Sores

Sore spots are one of the most common denture problems and can occur due to excess pressure in a particular area which is caused by ill-fitting replacement teeth or the adjustment period.

You may experience:

  • Chafing of the sensitive gum tissue
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Trouble eating or speaking

How to fix it: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or use a denture adhesive to keep your replacement teeth from moving, which will reduce irritation.

If your dentures feel loose, it’s important to visit your denturist for an adjustment or possibly a new set of replacement teeth.


3. Thrush

Thrush is caused by a yeast or fungus called candida. It is often characterized by white spots or red, sore areas. Denture wearers are at a risk of developing this problem if their replacement teeth don’t fit well or aren’t kept clean.

How to fix it: The best way to prevent a mouth infection from wearing full dentures is to:

  • Ensure they fit well
  • Clean them daily
  • Clean your mouth, teeth, and gums before inserting the dentures
  • NEVER sleep with your replacement teeth

REMEMBER: Thrush is not usually serious and can generally be cleaned with treatments such as gels and tablets.


4. Trouble Speaking Or Eating

Having some difficulty speaking or eating with your new dentures is a common problem. This is because your muscles are learning to adapt to your new teeth.

How to fix it: If you are having trouble eating or speaking with your replacement teeth, you should consider:

  • Eating softer foods
  • Taking smaller bites
  • Try to speak slowly
  • Practice saying difficult words

If your speech or ability to eat doesn’t improve over time, then visit your denturist as your dentures may require adjusting.

Tips For Speaking With Dentures


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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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