Denture Diagnosis

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Could your patients have problems with their dentures?

The Ontario Dental Association recommends to patients who wear dentures to visit their dentist regulary for oral health exams, disease screening, and any adjustments to ensure denture fit.1

Denture troubleshooting checklist

Patient jaw size2 Small lower jaw, flat alveolar ridges and a small basal seat can lead to poor denture stability, retention,2,3 chewing ability3 and denture satisfaction3
Polypharmacy/ medical conditions2 Aging and increased medication use2 may lead to oral health problems, such as xerostomia (dry mouth), and limit normal denture retention2
Bone resorption3 Poor retention with changes in denture fit and comfort over time1,3
Removable partial denture Excessive functional forces on natural teeth may cause further mobility and tooth loss4-7
Psychological and physical well-being Reduction in quality of life: discomfort, avoiding particular foods, difficulty relaxing and avoidance of social situations3,8

Help Your Patients on Their Journey to Optimal Denture Care

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Denture Care Regimen

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Denture Care

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Causes and Mechanisms

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Impact on Patient Quality of Life

Find out about the impact that dentures have on patients’ daily lives.

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Dental Appliance Care Range

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Patient Resources

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