Posted by Jen
on May 10, 2000 at 20:56:44:
In Reply to: Eating with dentures posted by Sue on May 10, 2000 at 17:11:59:
You have a partial denture or a full denture? If you have no teeth remaining, then its a full denture. Lower dentures are notorious for being hard to wear. You don't get the vacuum as you would on the top to help secure the denture. However, it should still fit. Is this your first denture? If it is, you should still have plenty of ridge left that the denture fits over. This is a common reason for dentures to not stay in place, if the bony ridge is gone due to peridontal disease. Talk to your dentist. You may require some follow up visits once a week or so, until the denture is fitting well. Watch for red and sore spots and let him know so the denture can be adjusted. You can also use denture adhesive or a product called sea bond. As you said, it will take awhile to get back to speaking normally and you'll get the hang of eating. Good luck.