If these denture problems are left undone what are the effects? So if an elder person has been skipping meals to the point of energy loss due to their dentures hurting. How can I as a carer convince them/encourage them to get new ones when they believe that they aren't allowed/eligible to get new ones. I want to tell them what the bad side-effects/consequences are of not eating and not getting new ones would have on him. What can I do to make sure he continues to eat healthy?