All denture patients have experienced it: that day when you realize your denture is loose. There are a number of reasons your denture may start to fit poorly. Sometimes, uneven or excessive tooth wear causes your denture to tip or rock. Certain health conditions can also affect how your denture fits, such as weight loss of more than 7 pounds, sudden or new illness, cancer treatments, and various medications. However, there is one factor affecting all denture wearers that you may not have considered – bone loss.
You have had your denture consultation and now you’re ready to have a new denture made – exciting! So where does your Denturist begin? With impressions.
Ask most patients about their least favourite part of having a denture reline or a new denture made, and chances are they will mention impressions – and the gag reflex they tend to trigger.
You think you need a new denture made. Maybe it’s your first denture, or perhaps you have been wearing a denture for some time and think it’s time for a replacement. What’s your first step? Schedule a consultation.
To the eye, the acrylic surface of a denture appears to be solid. However, denture acrylic is actually porous and full of microscopic crevices. For denture patients, this means that even a thorough brushing may not sufficiently penetrate the many hiding places that bacteria find in a denture’s surface.
Many patients on soft food diets complain about weight loss and low energy. These symptoms are usually attributed to a diet high in carbohydrates and empty-calorie foods like potatoes, pasta, and surgery smoothies. The solution? Protein!