I am mother is 83 years old. She has undergone treatment for getting whole new set of dentures for both upper and lower teeth. After the treatment her upper one fits fine, but the lower one comes out every now and then especially while eating. Her dentist says that she needs to wait 1 year before he can try to fix it, since for the next year her jaw and gums would change in size. To me 1 year seems to long, is there something that he would/should do to make the dentures fit now. Thank you

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 09 - April - 2013, at 20:13 PM

  • In dentures normally there is always problem with the lower dentures as the ridge which gives the support to the dentures is less and moresoever due to tongue muscles, the dentures tends to come out more often. This is normal to some extent as in lower dentures, you donot have retention but stabilty and patient gradually becomes used to retain the denture in mouth. But still if you are not satisfied then you can take a second opinion or you can discuss with your dentist about some use of retentive paste in case of your mother. For more info on problems with  dentures you can check this article.... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-does-your-dentures-cause-mouth-pain-584.aspx

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