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742 Points

Thu, Dec 5, 2019 8:27 AM

Can you tell me what are the reasons for Denture failure?

I want to know the reasons behind denture failure.

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719 Messages

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11.3K Points

a year ago

You mean implants, or just not being able to wear them?

I have regulars, no implants. I made myself promise to wear them all the time other than being asleep. Just force myself to get used to them. So that’s what I’ve done for 7 months. That and support from the great people here has gotten me through it. And I have to say I’ve done well.

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19.7K Points

a year ago

 To  Monica Will 

I  do not  understand your question

What do  you mean by denture failure???

Do you mean a person gets dentures and they are too uncomoforable to use???

Do you mean they do not fit or are painful???


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I want to know the reason behind the failure of Dental implant

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26K Points

Hey Monica. There are several things that can cause Implant failure.

- The body rejects the implant
- The pilot hole is too big for the implant
- The Dentist or Oral Surgeon has the "drill" being used in reverse
- Lack of Oral Care

There really isn't a most common one out of those that take place on initial placement but the most common one over long term is lack of oral care. Hope this helps. :)

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Josie: Thank you so much for your helpful info re: potential causes of implant failure.
Concern @ 11 weeks post-op, re: one LL implant: tissue is still very red and inflamed, very tender & painful to any pressure, e.g. chewing, or any touchng below the gumline; a very sore & tender buccal 'bump' (from the bone on the cheek-side). Kept lower denture out as much as possible this week, to rule-out any denture-sore/irritation. Still doing warm salt water rinse & irrigation syringe. Thanks again, Josie. Gotta somehow get soon to see the surgeon, 2 hours away, to check on this implant's condition.

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Thank you Theta. Did you have a post-op appt at all?

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Thank you, Josie. No post-op appt at all; surgeon office said he didn't need to; he'd see in 6 months. No luck with getting any dentist closer/on-the-coast (with any implant experience) to see for followup / oversight through this process. Just the denturist locally; but of course they cannot take an xray or advise re: implants. Denturists said that no dentist will appt for followup care/oversight of another dentist's or denturists work-?

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584 Points

a year ago

I am finally going for a 2nd opinion.  What is the reason they are failing? I've been led to believe up until now it is me.  The shrinkage in my gums - yes I understand that.  It has been a year and I am having problems every single day.  I don't eat much at all - lost all LOVE of eating.  I use polident Gold three times before lunch time.  So - 6-8 times a day.  This cannot be normal.  I don't have posts implanted - maybe the next step.  Who knows but I'd love an answer as to why this is the worst decision I have made to date!!

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How many relines have you had? I use polident powder once a day. It’s over seven months for me. I still have to PRY them out at night. Sounds like they could do something to improve the fit. 6/8 times reapplying per day is way too much. A lot of zinc in that amount.

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Wow. I haven't tried the powder - is it zinc free? Reading all of the warnings - I know I'm using too much but I have no choice it seems.  Relines.. lots. I am still going to see my denturist every other week.  As of November, I was going every single week.  I can't imagine prying my dentures out.  Hopefully seeing another denturist I will get some answers.... as I said - this is just too much for me and my life has changed far too radically and I was promised so much more.
Thank you for your response.

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I hate to hear that. I’ve had maybe 4 relines so far. One was because the original didn’t set up the greatest. Here’s another trick you can do, I use it for my lower that has never had a reline at all. So as you can imagine, it’s way to big. I dry it, use fixodent cream, spray water on it, shake on polident powder, shake off the excess, and put it in. At night I have to pry it out.

You might try it on yours, the combo hold like cement for me. Any questions let me know.

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i made that WORST decision about 30 yrs. ago because i went to the WRONG dentist-not all dentists/prosthodontists are created equal-we have to fight for what we want-not what they 'shove in our mouth' and blame us for any problems and 'if' a denture doesn't fit and we get a reline-THAT is supposed to make it fit without glue but that seems rare now too.  

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Yeah, can relate to that, Donnie. Had to 'sacrifice' 13 good, healthy teeth, no gum disease, good bone (2 were perfectly good porcelain fused to gold molar crowns, to boot) --- because due to "your budget constraints" (!!) , full extractions with full dentures was the 'best' they could offer.
Restorative would have cost double to triple the quotes. Sheesh. Out of 8 consults over a period of 4 years, necessitating lots of long distance appts., when the surgeon offered implants-secured snap-in removable dentures, for basically same ballpark $$,$$$, that made the decision there and then. While in my heart I knew it was totally wrong to have to have 13 fine and good teeth extracted; confirmed by a retired dentist friend here on the coast. But, had to accept and initiate a treatment plan before the end of this calendar year, time was running out to continue seeking viable $-wise, an acceptable conservative-restorative plan. I feel your pain and regret!

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60 Points

a month ago

Failures in the lower complete denture retention with poor extension have been most frequently found (90% cases). Less frequent was a poor extension of the upper complete denture. Disbalance such as excentric occlusion and articulation blocking have been frequently found.

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