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Alternatives to Partial Dentures

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Before we discuss about the treatment options available to replace missing teeth, let me explain to you about the reasons why we need to replace them. Continue reading

Denture-related problems affecting the mouth Part2

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4)      Epulis fissuratum (denture fibrous hyperplasia)

Epulis fissuratum © 2008 Elsevier, Inc.

Epulis fissuratum © 2008 Elsevier, Inc.

Commonly seen in those with poor fitting denture for a long period of time, the lesion may be due to the sharp denture margins or overextended flanges leading to chronic irritation of the soft tissues. It can appear as a single or multiple fold of tissue that grown in excess around the mucobuccal groove, which is the area where the gums meet the inner cheek. The tissue‘s mobility and continued growth can cause problems in maintaining denture retention. Painful ulceration is common in the base of the fold.

Treatment: Surgical excision of lesion and new denture construction. Continue reading

Denture-related problems affecting the mouth Part1

Dentures are intended to restore function of your mouth but sometimes they can be responsible for many common lesions found in the mouth. The lesions tend to occur in greater frequency in removable dentures (complete or partial dentures) compared to permanent dentures (bridge or implants) as removable dentures can be distorted or broken with use. Furthermore, the older age group is more commonly affected as they often do not comply with instructions for proper removal, placement, maintenance and cleaning dentures.

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