Denture Diagnosis

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Could your patients have problems with their dentures?

The American College of Prosthodontics recommends that ‘patients who wear dentures should be checked annually by the dentist, prosthodontist or dental professional for maintenance of optimum denture fit and function, for evaluation for oral lesions and bone loss and for assessment of oral health status.’1

Denture troubleshooting checklist

Patient jaw size2
Small lower jaw, flat alveolar ridges and a small basal seat can lead to poor denture stability,2,3 retention,2,4 chewing ability3,4 and denture satisfaction3
Polypharmacy/ medical conditions2 Aging and increased medication use2 may lead to oral health problems, such as xerostomia (dry mouth),5 and limit normal denture retention2
Bone resorption3
Poor retention with changes in denture fit and comfort over time3,4
Removable partial denture Excessive functional forces on natural teeth may cause further mobility and tooth loss6-9
Psychological and physical well-being Reduction in quality of life: discomfort, avoiding particular foods, difficulty relaxing and avoidance of social situations3,4

Help your patients on their journey to optimal denture care

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Denture Care Regimen

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Denture care

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Causes and mechanisms

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Impact on patient quality of life

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The Denture Care range

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Patient resources

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