Important Principles of Good Dentures
Support: How well are the underlying tissues supporting the denture when moving vertically and deeply into the mouth? Excessive movements can lead to breakage and discomfort. For lower dentures, the gums and side tissues play a major role in preventing movement against the forward movement of the tongue. The sides of denture also help in providing the best support, so the larger the sides, the better would be the support.
Stability: How well are the underlying tissues supporting the dentures from moving horizontally and in forth and back movements? The more the smoothness and intact contact with the underlying bone of denture base, the better would be the stability.
Retention: How well are the dentures adapted on the palate and in spite of hard mastication forces, do they remain intact and support all the movements of jaw?
Complications associated with dentures
- It is not easy to fabricate a well-organized, beautiful and very successful denture.
- If there is more bone loss in either of the jaws, it becomes difficult for patient to adapt to the irregular movements and adjust the denture properly.
- Time to time problems like loosening, infection and injury to soft tissues and gums can occur.