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A denture is an appliance that is used to replace the missing tooth, and it is usually removable. Dentures help in mastication and provide a better appearance to the face after replacing the missing tooth. They are also available as full mouth dentures replacing all the tooth and removable partial dentures, replacing the missing tooth in the arch.

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How many times can I take my denture out to clean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a bone graft on my front teeth for a dental implant. Now, I have a flipper (denture). Do I have to take the flipper out (denture) to clean it? For how many times do I have to clean it?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern about your denture. You have to take it out after having meals, and you have to clean it properly or keep it in water till you wear it next time. If you feel that you have halitosis (bad breath), then ...  Read Full »

I am not happy with my new dentures. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I just received my permanent dentures. The midline is off and it catches my eye every time I look in the mirror. The dentures are pretty loose as well. The dentist did have me do a try-in step with wax, but I thought because they were loose, the dentures appeared crooked. Can permanent...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fit can be improved by adjusting the flanges of the denture and also by relining the denture. If the teeth are not set with a proper midline, then the dentist can try to manipulate the teeth and adjust it. But, it is a temporary solution. So, the most appropriate...  Read Full »

I have a recurring sore on my soft palate. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old female weighing 135 lb. I am a smoker, I have had a sore in the soft palate area from two months. Initially, my dentist gave treatment for an ulcer. But now it has recurred, and my dentist believes it to be a fibroma. I read fibromas do not usually appear on soft pal...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks like a fibroma. It is not a diagnosis neither this is the way we go clinically especially when it comes to diagnosis of suspicious growth.Fibromas are very common among oral growt...  Read Full »

Can an ill-fitting denture lead to skin peeling in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, The last week two weeks I have been getting peeling in my mouth like on my cheeks. And I wanted to know if that is from loose fitting dentures or if I have not been cleaning them properly.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, vitamin B complex deficiency causes such peeling of the oral mucosa. If you are using dentures for a long time, then it may be the reason for this.Take a multivitamin once a day and eat a good healthy wholesome diet.  Read Full »

My mouth is swollen and I am unable to talk wearing dentures. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had several teeth removed last week and was fitted with dentures. Woke up this morning and mouth was swollen and I could not talk with my dentures in. The mouth is still swollen four hours later. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can remove the dentures for now and use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a few days. Allow it to heal and then start wearing your dentures. You can take anti-inflammatory medication if your doctor has prescribed else take rest and it will heal soon.  Read Full »

The gums under the right side of my denture are inflamed and not responding to the medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an old upper denture since I put it on about eight years ago. The gums in the right side of my mouth are inflamed about half inches on the inside. I have taken antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications, but it has not done any good. The gums are still inflamed, and I can...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a physiological process in the bone that changes with age, and so does the alveolar bone on which the denture rests. Eight years is a long period. Do not worry; you need to see your dentist for necessary adjustments, and this swelling will go. Take the denture ou...  Read Full »

I want a complete set of implants. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor,I have only eight teeth left in my mouth, and I want a complete set of implants. What it will cost? Also, let me know the time I have to spare for it.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are three possible ways to restore your teeth. Removable dentures will cost you the lowest, between 20000 to 40000 rupees, depending on your city. Also, these dentures are not fixed, and you can remove them, so their functionality is co...  Read Full »

My mother has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and her teeth have become loose and are falling one by one. The dentist has recommended her to get her teeth removed and get artificial teeth. He suggested implants and said her bone height and gum conditions are good for implants, but I fear she m...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think implants are a good idea. When natural teeth are falling off on their own due to gum problems, then the implant will definitely fail. So it would be best if she only have removable complete dentures. Thank you.   Read Full »

Can an upper full denture cover up my missing front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to ask if it is possible to use an upper full denture to cover up my three missing teeth in the front? I only have one front tooth left and the other teeth in the back on both sides. Or should I try a different denture? Just wanted to know your opinion on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Full dentures are used to replace the whole lot of teeth when absent. In your case, as you have mentioned that you got only one front tooth left, it is much easier to replace only those lost teeth. So, the options here are removable partial dentures. Here you get regula...  Read Full »

Do I face sore gums due to the denture pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an upper plate and my natural teeth on the bottom. I am on my second plate and it fits very well. My problem is I constantly bite them together. And now I have very sore upper gums from the pressure. I also wear them 24/7. I take them out daily for cleaning. What can I do to eas...  Read Full »

Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, stop wearing the plate (denture) for a week and apply gum paint there to make the gum tissue healthy again. After that, when you start wearing the plate again do not wear it all day. Wear it in the daytime only and you need to remove it at night and kee...  Read Full »

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