Faults and Failures of Complete Denture

Posted on : 26-11-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Oral Health

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Complete dentures are a kind of artificial teeth that cover the entire jaw. Complete dentures may be used for the upper or lower jaw, or both if needed. This type of denture is used by people who have lost all of their natural teeth. Usually, a dentist will remove any remaining teeth and then fit a patient for complete dentures. If complete dentures are inserted right after teeth are removed, they’re called immediate dentures. If they’re not inserted until the person’s gums have healed, they’re called conventional dentures. Complete Dentures are useful; however there are also many complications which will lead to failure of the complete denture due to the many reasons.



  • Denture may be lost during smile due to inadequate relief of the buccal frenum
  • It may loss while opening mouth; reasons may be excessive thickness of Distobuccal flange or interference with coronoid process
  • There may be difficulty during swallowing. This is because of over extension of the lingual flange into the lateral throat form or increased vertical dimension
  • There may be pain and soreness during chewing. This is because of deflective Occlusal contacts.
  • There may be mucosal irritation because of over extension of denture borders.
  • Person may experience clicking noise during teeth contacts, because of increased vertical dimension.
  • Another issue may be burning sensation in anterior third of the palate.       Reason of this is inadequate relief of incisive papilla resulting in pressure on nasopalatine area.


For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any dental problem on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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