Pain from Poor Denture Fit
The most common cause of denture pain is a poor fit. Dentures should fit snugly over your gums, without pinching too tightly.
Unfortunately, many dentures aren’t fitted to your gums very well. These dentures slide around the mouth, causing skin abrasions. The dentures can also hit the sides of your gums, causing even more pain.
Another problem is that dentures may not balance bite forces in your mouth. This can mean that some parts of your mouth experience a lot more force when you bite and chew than other parts. This can make your gums tender and painful. In some cases, the denture might tip back and forth. If you notice this, the force imbalance is likely damaging your dentures as well as hurting your mouth.
The superb fit of FOY® Dentures makes them secure so they don’t slide around, tilt, or rock. They also balance the forces of biting and chewing to avoid local sore spots.
Pain from Food under Denture
A well-fitted denture should create a tight seal with your gums. This should be sufficient to keep foods out from under your dentures. However, poorly fitting dentures that are sliding and rocking as you bite and chew will let food particles up under the denture.
Sometimes food under the denture causes immediate irritation because it’s hard like a poppy seed, for example. Other times, food under the denture might not hurt immediately. Instead, it leads to the development of oral bacteria that can infect and irritate your gums.
FOY® Dentures create a tight fit with your gums. They’re also designed for a dynamic fit, which helps them stay in place while you’re biting and chewing.
Jaw Pain, Headaches, and Neck Pain
Your teeth were integrated into a complicated dynamic system that included your jaw, your muscles, nerves, and numerous connective tissues. Most dentists don’t know how to make dentures that fit in such a way so they can achieve the same harmony your teeth had with these other parts of the system. The result can be stress on jaw muscles as they try to work with the tooth replacement. Over time, this stress turns into pain not just in your jaw muscles, but in your neck and head as other partner muscles take up the stress.
Unlike traditional dentures, FOY® Dentures are made following the principles of neuromuscular dentistry. This helps ensure they fit in a way that harmonizes with your entire bite system. This makes your bite more comfortable and can reduce your risk of neck pain and headaches linked to wearing dentures.
Are You Tired of Denture Pain?
If you’re a long-time denture wearer, you’ve probably had more than one set of painful dentures. You might even be on the verge of giving up because you think that all dentures are too painful to wear. But don’t give up: dentures don’t have to be painful anymore. With a good fit that takes into account your entire bite system, FOY® Dentures can help you avoid most of the pain of wearing dentures.
To learn how FOY® Dentures can reduce or eliminate your denture pain, please contact a local dentist today.