Could your patients have problems with their dentures?

British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) guidelines recommend that:1

  • Adjustments should be made to dentures in light of the patient’s experiences or complaints
  • Denture bearing areas should be examined for trauma even in the absence of patient complaints
  • The importance of attending regular appointments for review should be explained to the patient

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Denture troubleshooting checklist

Patient jaw size Small lower jaw, flat alveolar ridges and a small basal seat can lead to poor denture stability, retention, chewing ability and denture satisfaction
Polypharmacy/medical conditions Ageing and increased medication use may lead to oral health problems, such as xerostomia (dry mouth), and limit normal denture retention
Bone resorption Poor retention with changes in denture fit and comfort
Removable partial denture Excessive functional forces on natural teeth may cause further mobility and tooth loss
Psychological and physical wellbeing Reduction in quality of life: discomfort, avoiding particular foods, difficulty relaxing and avoidance of social situations

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Causes and mechanisms

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Impact on quality of life

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