What can you expect from your dentures? The most common problems following the fitting of dentures or relines are sore gums or looseness.
Dentures are not the same as natural teeth. They are supported in the mouth either by the remaining teeth or by the gums. Teeth next to a denture may become tender for a few days during the settling-in period. Slight soreness of the gums often goes away after a few days. If the denture rubs so much that it causes ulcers, it must be adjusted.
Loose dentures are nearly always full dentures that replace missing lower teeth. Often the lower gums are quite flat and there is very little suction. Most patients learn to control the movement of these dentures with their cheeks and tongues.
This learning process can be slow and some never achieve it. Fortunately, implants are now available to overcome this problem and we will be pleased to refer to an appropriate specialist if necessary. When teeth are extracted and immediately replaced by dentures, different problems may arise.