At Shine Dental Associates, we see a lot of new patients come in for our free consultation, who have ill-fitting and poorly made dentures and are hoping we can help. They often have no idea that their dentures are causing problems with their mouth.
Dentures that do not fit properly often rub against the gum tissue and cause inflammation, raw spots, or bleeding. These dentures will often have a small gap between the gums and the dentures trapping food between the two. This can lead to pocket formations, plaque accumulation, and gum disease. Pain caused by denture problems can spread upward from the mouth to cause headaches and earaches.
One of the most common conditions affecting denture wearers is fungal infections. Poor-fitting dentures harbor fungi causing a condition known as ‘denture stomatitis’. Denture stomatitis (or oral stomatitis) is usually caused by candida, a type of fungus (yeast). It’s normal to have small amounts of candida in your mouth. But when there’s an imbalance, the candida can grow out of control, resulting in a fungal infection. Research studies have shown that the condition affects up to 70% of denture wearers.
Common problems with ill-fitting dentures:
Poorly fitting dentures have been linked to bone loss. The more the bone shrinks, the worse dentures will fit. Cuts or scrapes on the gums can increase the risk of infection. Ill-fitting dentures aren’t just uncomfortable, they’re unhealthy.
At Shine Dental Associates of Long Island, we repair and fabricate great-fitting dentures that can help you maintain good oral health. Our on-site lab and expert techs can repair and fabricate dentures in as little as one day. If you’re experiencing any of these problems don’t wait. We will help you eat and smile in healthy comfort. Call us today at (516) 269-8278 or Request a Denture Consultation.