Below we've provided a list of problems that are sometimes encountered by people who wear dentures and the common causes and solutions. If you are suffering from any of these problems, or especially from a problem not listed here, ask your dentist.
Some foods may never be “easy to chew” with dentures, but lack of adequate chewing could be related to the alignment of your upper and lower denture(s), or your denture with natural teeth, this effects the “balance” of the denture on the tissues and muscles of the mouth. In combination with shrinkage of tissue, poor alignment creates improper denture function.
Only your dentist can determine the best solution(s).
a) Loss of vertical support for the denture (bone loss) can cause the mouth to “over-close.” This can change the way the lips seal together and cause saliva to pool at the corners of the mouth. The excess moisture in this area may cause the skin to become irritated and may increase the risk of a candida (fungus) infection.
b) The soreness may also be the result of a vitamin deficiency.