If you have a denture that is not fitting well, it can result in a fungal infection, as well as pain from it moving around too much, and an unpleasant taste and smell. There are solutions for an ill-fitting denture, that range from adjustments, to relines, and implants to help keep it in place.

Imagine this: you just got a pair of good-looking shoes … but they are made of plastic. You start walking in them, and all goes well for the first few minutes, until you start feeling a small sore spot. Initially it doesn’t bother you much, but if you continue walking in those shoes, what will happen? Most likely a large, painful ulcer will develop. It is the same thing with dentures. If you got a new pair of dentures, or a reline, it is important to have it adjusted as many times as necessary until it is no longer causing sore spots.


Some of the most common types of dentures are:

  • Complete dentures (traditional full-arch dentures)
  • Partial dentures (keeping some natural teeth)
  • Implant-retained over-dentures (snap in with Locator attachments or ball attachments)
  • Implant-supported denture bridge that is screw-retained and does not come out. 

A custom conventional denture costs ~$2500 per arch. An overdenture, which snaps onto two or four implants or mini-implants costs ~$3500. A full arch zirconia bridge on existing titanium implants costs ~$14000. A full arch 3-on-6 bridge and zirconia implants all together cost ~$40,000 per arch. 
Regular cleaning will help you maintain your dentures in their best state. It is best to soak and use a soft-bristled brush to clean them.
We do not recommend sleeping in your dentures as this may eventually lead to dental health issues due to possible bacteria and fungal build-up.
Every person is different. For some, it may take a few days to a week before they feel normal with their dentures, and for others it can be closer to 6 weeks. As long as a person does not give up, their tongue will eventually learn the new position of the palate and denture teeth, and with time the speaking becomes normal while wearing dentures. 

Eating with a conventional denture is more difficult due to movement of the denture. People have an easier time eating with an overdenture, because the overdenture snaps onto implants that keep it in place.

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