Implant Overdenture

| May 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

by Norma
(Jacksonville, Florida)

I have an upper implant overdenture, however, it rocks back and forth. Also, the front of the overdenture doesn’t sit on the front gums of my mouth. That is where the rocking takes place. The dentist did a hard reline, but this isn’t working either. Could the initial impression cause the bite to be off?


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  1. sandydig says:

    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Norma,

    It sounds like the impression or model fabrication wasn’t done correctly – as the model can come out wrong if the impression material was allowed to set too long before the model was made. A reline should have helped the problem. I would recommend trying an adhesive to see if this helps at all, but if it’s that much of a rocking back and fourth I would ask to have the dentist re-make the denture due to an improper fit. Especially if it is new!

    Also, be sure you take it out at night as extended wear can lead to advanced bone loss, causing your dentures to fit improperly over a short amount of time.

  2. sandydig says:

    by: Norma

    Had dentist do a reline and the rocking still happens. I ask him if the bite could be off and he immediately said no. I have been back and forth to the dentist at least 5 times with him trying to fix this problem. I know the impression is off because the front of the overdenture isn’t flush with the front of my gums. This is why the rocking occurs. I’m so frustrated because I know he should do the right thing and remake the whole piece. I don’t enjoy eating because of how uncomfortable I feel.

  3. sandydig says:

    Remake Denture
    by: Sharon B., RDH


    Tell him how you feel. Ask that he re-make the piece, or you might consider getting a second opinion somewhere else to see how they think the denture fits. Don’t expect it to be flush in all places – what you see visually may not be the appropriate way we want it to fit, especially when mounted on implants.

  4. sandydig says:

    Still no Satisfaction
    by: Anonymous

    Shouldn’t the front of the upper denture be flushed with the gumline and have contact? There is a considerate amount of space between the denture and the upper front gumline. The implants snap into place correctly and the problem is no contact along the whole front of the denture with the gum line. I’m unable to bite anything because it feel like a complete misalignment.

  5. sandydig says:

    Loose connections
    by: Anonymous

    I have lost connection from three of four implants. Completely loose. What happened? Got in June!

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