Oral Health

Posted by: dee | 2009-02-02


denture comfort

Hi Doc

my top dentures have always been comfortable but the bottom ones are a continuous nightmare - both dentures (full dentures) are made of the pink plastic (I presume it' s plastic). Is there no other substance from which dentures are made which are more soft and more comfy than the plastic ? It is no fault of my dentist because he is very good but the bottom plate is of thicker plastic than the top (according to my eye) and I now particularly need something more comfy and lighter because I have just had an operation to remove a salivery glands and duct due to stones in them and I will have to have a new bottom plate made - and really I can not continue to be so uncomfortable(sometimes I had been forced to remove the bottom denture to enable myself to eat without discomfit) and can not use denture linings continuously because I understand they are dangerous and could cause cancer - have you any advice for me please.
I have not discussed this with my dentist yet as I can not at this moment have my mouth worked on as the wound to my neck where the gland etc were removed is still in the healing process.
Thank you for your time
kind regards

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Lower dentures are always more difficult to get used to.
There is a soft lining which can be placed on the fitting surface to make it more comfortable. This is better than the linings which you repeatedly have to put on the denture.
The thicker plastic at the bottom is probably due to the lack of bone in that area.
speak to you dentist about a soft lining

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Posted by: dee | 2009-02-06

Thank you for your response to my query  your advices are much appreciated.
Will chat to the dentist in due course.
Happy to hear that there is possibly an alternative soft lining -

thank you
kind regards

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