The human body is conditioned to regard something that is put in the mouth as food. As a result, when a new set of braces or dentures is placed in the mouth, the brain interprets it as food and sends out a signal to increase salivary secretions. It takes some time for the body to adapt to this new situation. Dentures are often prone to rubbing or scraping against the delicate epithelium lining the mouth cavity, causing mouth sores. The dentist will fix this in a few weeks by making the required changes. Gagging on dentures can also occur in certain patients, which can be due to an ill-fitting appliance or psychological factors.
Support, stability, and retention are three significant factors that influence the denture wearing experience. Have a look at Tucson dentures for more info on this.
Dentures are held in place by the underlying tissues and gums, collectively known as the oral mucosa, which prevent them from moving vertically and deeper into the respective arches. The gums and buccal shelf play a major role in the upper teeth, while the palate aids in the support of the lower jaw denture. Dentures with wider flanges typically provide more protection, so the denture supplier must use the border moulding process to ensure that the flanges of the dentures are extended to the proper length.
Stability refers to the denture base’s ability to resist movement in the horizontal plane, either sideways or forwards and backwards. The more the denture base is in contact with the edentulous ridge, the more stable the denture would be. A ridge that is higher and wider can have more stability.
Retention refers to the avoidance of denture movements in the opposite direction of insertion. In order to ensure the best possible retention, the inner surface of the denture base must fit the surface of the underlying mucosa perfectly.