Are Dentures Comfortable?
Dentures when Properly made are mostly comfortable depending on the quality and quantity of jaw bone present. The upper denture usually is retentive, whereas the lower denture may not have sufficient jaw bone to rest upon making it slightly less retentive. These dentures when retained by Implants (Implant Overdenture)are more retentive and more comfortable.
Are Dentures Painful?
Dentures may be painful initially but the pain usually is relieved after some checkup visits to the dentist. It is because of some bone prominences which may get pressurised by the dentures.
Can Dentures cause weight loss?
Loose fitting dentures may result in improper food intake and improper digestion leading to weight loss. Implant Overdentures may result in better food intake.
Can Dentures cause Bad breath?
Dentures can cause bad breath if they are not cleaned properly, similar to our natural teeth when they are not cleaned.
Can Dentures cause cancer?
Sharp overextended margins may cause a condition called epulis , which usually subsides on correction of the denture. But if this condition is left uncorrected for a long time, then it may lead to cancer.
Can Dentures cause dry mouth?
Dentures usually do not cause dry mouth but Dry mouth condition may affect the retention of the denture.
Will Dentures make me Gag?
Dentures usually cause gagging to someone who is prone to gagging. These people need to be properly trained to accept dentures without gag.
Will Dentures affect my speech?
Speech is usually produced when tongue produces sound by contacting with palate,teeth and other oral structures. So these dentures come in between the tongue and the palate. So the tongue needs some time to adjust to the new surface which is usually two weeks. The speech becomes normal after two weeks to a maximum of one month.