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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Could I be allergic to my dentures?

04/23/2009

Question:

On January 9th I had my teeth extracted and 10 implants placed in the bone(upper and lower)to hold dentures.Went to my Dentist and had my temporary dentures fitted with acrylic filling.One week later noticed a small rash area around belly button. As time has gone by it has gotten worse. On April 21st I broke out on my stomach, chest and was going up my neck in a itchy rash that burns severely. For 2 days I have not worn my dentures at all and the rash seems to have subsided. I use an adhesive to hold the dentures in place. What could be causing this rash?

Answer:

Is very rare to be allergic to components and/or materials of the denture, but it is possible. Ask your dentist to request an allergy test by a dermatologist; then you will find out if you are allergic or not. 

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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