Bone and mouth tissue shrinks- original fit/contact of denture is lost; Dry mouth ( xerostmoia) caused most often by certain medications; without proper saliva, denture fit is not ideal due to the "seal" that moisture provides between bone and tissue.
Is your denture slipping and moving?? Due to shrinkage of jaw bone and surrounding gum tissue, the gums and bone do not support the denture in speaking or chewing. SOLUTION: Reline, rebase or replacement.
Speaking Difficulties and unwanted sounds, such as clicking, whistling, smacking: denture isn't in proper position or doesn't stay in proper position-- denture moves causing cheek and tongue to struggle to form words and control the denture.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from chang
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or immediate. Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing process. However, bones and gums shrink over time. Especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should be considered temporary until a permanent reline can be completed to custom fit the denture after the healing is complete.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Two types of dentures are available- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Frequently consuming foods with a low ph value, such as soft drinks, fruit, juices, pickles, and yogurt can lead to irreversable dental erosion. Dental erosion is the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth. Dental enamel is the thin, outer layer of hard tissue that helps maintain the tooth's structure and shape while protecting it from decay.
Ph (potential of hydrogen) is a standard way to measure the acidity of a substance. It is measured on a scale of 1-14. A lower ph means that a solution contains more acid. The higher the ph, the more alkaline (or non-acidic) the solution. When a solution is neither acid or alkaline, it has a ph of 7, which is neutral.
When acidic foods or drink are consumed, the enamel will soften for a short amount of time. Typically, saliva slowly helps to restore the natural balance of the acid in the mouth. If foods high in acid are consumed on an excessive basis, the mouth can't repair itself and there is a greater chance f
Dr. James L. Johnson