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Friday, December 6, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Allergic to dentures
Is there a coating I can put on dentures? I am on my 4th upper denture. This one is made of valplast. I still have sores if I wear dentures more than 4 hours. I have tried different creams, and nothing seems to work. Can the denture be painted with a gold paint or any other permanent coating to help? I have been going through this for 4 years and am at my wits end. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
1. Is there a coating I can put on dentures? There is not a permanent coating. There is a daily coating of adhesive for dentures like Fixodent that may help to fill more comfortable.
2. Can the denture be painted with a gold paint or any other permanent coating to help? Not as far as I know. I have never heard about it (30 years experience). There is no gold coating. There are dentures made with gold plates instead of acrylic, but I am not sure if that will eliminate your sore spots. You may need to start thinking about a treatment with implants and maybe a fixed prosthesis over the implants. That will eliminate the tissue support of the prosthesis and the sore spots. It will be expensive, but is worth it.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University