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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Callouses

08/28/2007

Question:

i wear a top full deture. i am wondering if you can get calouses on the tongue from the denture? i think the back of deture rubs and i also am always pushing my tongue pretty hard against the top.

Answer:

I don’t think so. Your maxillary denture may be loose. It may need a new hard reline. This is a necessary procedure that has to be done every other year, especially in senior patients. It will make the denture fit better, and you will not have to push it constantly with your tongue. Denture adhesive may be a good temporary solution - you can find it at the pharmacy.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University