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.
Whether you’re getting your first denture or you’ve been wearing dentures for years, most patients will experience some difficulties when adjusting to a new denture. Happily, these problems can be managed and in most cases overcome.
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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
Because Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are progressive in nature, it is inevitable that verbal communication between a patient and their Denturist will become problematic and eventually impossible. In practical terms, this means that your loved one may not be able to express what they are feeling, if they have discomfort, or what they think is causing their discomfort.
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During the holiday season, many denture wearers put their teeth to the test. At this time of year you should be aware of common causes for denture chips, splits, and repairs and know how to survive if the worst happens.
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While immediate dentures are a welcome treatment option for many patients, your body will initially not respond so enthusiastically. Thankfully, these responses can be anticipated, adjusted to, and overcome with time, persistence, and practice.
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Most denture wearers know the tell-tale signs that mean a trip to your Denturist – sore spots, chipped teeth, or broken dentures. However, other problems are also worthy of discussion with your denture expert.
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