I have had full dentures for about 3 years and they still give me a lot of problems. I have to remove the dentures most of the time because they become uncomfortable or make me gag. Basically I use them to eat and then
remove them. Is this typical? Is there anyone that has Zerostoma and full dentures that can give me some feedback on their experiences?
I would appreciate any comments or info..
Jerla, you should try wearing the denture while your sleeping if you aren't wearing it during the day. Your mouth needs to get used to it being in there. It's kinda like a new pair of shoes, you can't break them in if you never wear them. The more you wear the denture the more you're tissue will get used to it. Have you had adjustments made to it by your dentist? Be a thorn in his side till he gets it right!!! Good luck
Thank's for the reply! I'll try your suggestion about wearing them at night (again).
Since I just relocated, I found a new Denture specialist,with an appointment set for July. Hopefully his adjustments will do the trick. I assume you do not have Zerostoma, which I believe is a big factor in the discomfort. What to do about it, if anything can be, is the question. I must be a rare person with the combo of full dentures and dry
mouth, since info on this seems non-existent.
Have a great day !
Try the Biotene products or Oasis. Those lines have rinses and gels for xerostomia. The dryness will affectt the fit in the upper, the lower, generally those fit poor at best due to all of the muscle interference in the floor of the mouth.
If you recently had full mouth extractions, it will take months for the bone to heal to a stable level, and then you will need to have the dentures relined to fit. Think of it like losing wt and needing new pants! LOL