Beacon Dental Clinic, Suite 1 & 2, Beacon Consultants Clinic, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 E7P4 Tel: +353 1 213 5644

Common Denture Problems

Having dentures can be a positive experience.  With the right fit and quality workmanship, dentures can often look and feel wonderful and make a real difference to a patient’s life. The Beacon Dental Clinic based in Sandyford, Dublin 18 can help you deal with common denture problems to help make your denture experience pleasant.

The following are some of the most common denture problems patients can experience:

Poor Fitting Dentures: Dentures that don’t fit properly are something you need to talk to your dentist about as soon as possible. When they don’t fit, it causes extra friction between your soft gum tissues and your dentures.  This not only hurts, but the sores could become infected.

Poor Chewing Ability: Your dentures should should feel and function like normal teeth.  If they don’t, you’ll have trouble chewing which could ultimately effect your healthy if certain foods are eliminated from your diet because of it.

Unnatural Looking Teeth:  People should not know that you are wearing dentures.  Some common results of dentures that are not natural looking result in teeth that look too flat, show too much of your gum line, or look like a picket fence.  Your dentures should look as natural as possible — and show just the right amount of teeth.  Not too much and too little.

Make You Look Old:  Even if your dentures originally fitted you perfectly, over the years, your ridge tissue changes and shrinks. When this happens, you’ll need to get new dentures as unstable dentures will make the ridges shrink even more making you look older then your are.

Bad Oral Hygiene:  If you do not brush and clean your dentures properly, food will get stuck in them and cause bacteria growth.  This not only will give you bad breath, but it weakens the denture.

Psychological / Emotional Stress: Feeling comfortable in your dentures is important as it affects your psychological and emotional well-being.  If your dentures don’t look good, it makes it hard to eat and speak.  It may also cause you to stop socialising due to embarrassment.


The Beacon Dental Clinic in Sandyford, Dublin have very experienced dentists who are familiar with all aspects of dentures and the problems that patients may face with their  dentures. Contact us today for help with your dentures.

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