Dentures on top of implants

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Nan
(new york, ny)

Dentures on top of implants:

I had 8 dental implants placed in the upper jaw 11 days ago. Previously I wore a full jaw denture for about three months. Did the antibiotics and pain killers, mouth rinsing and eating soft foods. The pain and swelling were gone. However, I cannot wear my denture because it hurts.

When looking at my mouth I can see what I think are two lesions on my left side of my gum and one lesion on my left side. I think the lesions are what is causing the pain when I put the denture on.

Also, if I do put the denture on, it looks awful. It extends way over my bottom lip and looks like very bad buck teeth.
What should I do?
Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. sandydig says:

    Denture Fit
    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Nan,

    It sounds like the sores on your gums are due to your denture not fitting properly. This causes the denture to rub abnormally and create sore spots. You definitely want to see your dentist about this so they can adjust the denture.

    As far as how the teeth protrude, again, you want to see your dentist for this. It may be that the lab did not fabricate them properly or it may have something to do with your oral anatomy. Both sets of dentures need to work together to bite together properly and your dentist needs to know if they aren’t working. If a mix up at the lab occurred, then the lab will need to make you a new set of dentures.

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