Dental Tips Blog

Aug
4

4 Ways to Keep Your Dentures from Sliding Around

Posted in Dentures

Is your denture so loose that it slips around your mouth? Try these methods to give your “plage” a more secure fit.

Swallow When You Place Your Denture

For starters, make sure you’re placing your denture with the proper technique. After seating your denture on your gums, gently bite your teeth together to secure it, close your lips, and swallow. This creates a suction in the mouth that should help your prosthesis seal to against your gums. It can take a little practice to get this right, especially if you’re new to wearing dentures.

Use a Denture Adhesive

A denture cream or paste may give you improved comfort and a greater sense of security. Wash it off of your denture at the end of every day, though. If you don’t, the buildup of product could make your denture feel loose all over again.

Check Your Denture Fit

If a denture doesn’t fit no matter what you try, then the denture itself may need an adjustment. It might have to be altered to adjust to changes in your jawbone or gum tissue. Dropping your denture, washing it in hot water, using the wrong cleaning chemicals on it, or letting it dry out can also damage its fit.

Try an Implant Denture

When all else fails to fix your loose denture, it could be a sign that it’s just not right for you. Some people have a very difficult time wearing dentures successfully. You might do better with a dental prosthesis that’s supported by implants. Your prosthesis will rest securely on top of the implants instead of sliding around and pressing on your gums.

Contact a dentist near you to find out how to get a better denture fit.

Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 927-7751

Jul
12

Should You Get an Implant-Retained Denture?

Posted in Dentures

Many denture wearers reach a point where they’ve just about had it with their false teeth.

Some patients have a real problem with getting a denture to properly fit the lower half of their mouth. This can result in difficulty eating and speaking, sore gums, and even make socializing an unpleasant prospect.

If this describes you as well, then you could be a good candidate for an implant-retained denture.

What Is This Appliance?

It’s essentially just your denture with a couple extra attachments added. These sockets will click onto a few dental implants placed into your jaw at strategic points. For a secure fit, you may need as few as two implants.

The benefits of securing your denture with implants are:

– Greater support while chewing

– Increased comfort as the dentures won’t rest directly on your gums

– Better security while talking and laughing

– Reinforcement for your jawbone which tends to shrink from the pressure of regular dentures

What To Think About

Getting your denture outfitted to rest on implants doesn’t mean you can leave it there. You’ll still need to remove it daily for cleaning. But you can say goodbye to messy denture adhesives.

Implant surgery is safe for almost everyone. Still, you need to consult with your doctor and dentist before getting the implants to make sure that your body will welcome them.

If you’re sick of your lower denture sliding around with every bite, then now might be a good time to investigate the possibility of an implant denture.

Talk with your dentist to find out if and how many implants can keep your denture in place!

Posted on behalf of:
Greencastle Dental
195 Greencastle Road
Tyrone, GA 30290
(770) 486-5585

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