Complete dentures are artificial replacements designed and fabricated according to the patients oral structure. A successful functioning complete denture depends on detail examination, observation and deep knowledge of anatomy and physiology of mouth with scientific preparation, artistic hand skills in clinical and laboratory aspects. Dentures have to function in a dynamic environment maintaining the synchronicity between bones, muscles and joint which is complex and difficult to fabricate. Complete denture treatment comprises of a triad that consists of the dentist, the patient and the dental technician. Various post insertion problems are noted from the patients and the solutions are solved according to the cause of problems. The problems may be transient and may be essentially disregarded by the patient or they may be serious enough to result in the patient being unable to tolerate the dentures. These problems may be from the lack of knowledge in clinical steps or incorrect laboratory procedure or lack of neuromuscular co-ordination. To overcome these problems greater experience and more training are required to accomplish both proper relief of pain or discomfort from denture.
Keywords: Complete denture, post-insertion problems, troubleshooting, solutions, tissue irritation, discomfort and ulceration.