Dental Tips Blog

Sep
9

How to Stop Your Dentures from Slipping

Posted in Dentures

Loose dentures can be either an embarrassment at the worst, or a good laugh at best!

But social scenarios aside, dentures that slip around can also cause serious oral health problems like:

  • Difficulty eating a nutritious diet
  • Chafing and sores on the gums
  • Accelerated bone loss in the jaw
  • Damage to remaining teeth

How do you keep your denture in place if it’s gotten loose?

Adhesives

Denture adhesives are not meant to be the permanent solution to a loose denture. You might wear an adhesive as a temporary help or as a sort of safety net while you build confidence in wearing your appliance.

You can try a little bit of adhesive to see if that makes you more comfortable until you can see your dentist.

Just remember that a little adhesive goes a long way. More is not better, in this case. If a tiny amount of adhesive isn’t enough to stabilize your denture, then you need to move on to the next step.

Denture Reline

Relining the plastic base of your denture or some other adjustment may help you get a better fit. Remember, dentures are “held in place” by the suction they create between your prosthesis and the soft gum tissue that they rest against.

New Denture

If you go for the cheapest in price, you’ll get the cheapest in quality. A denture is worth investing in. If your current prosthesis isn’t meeting expectations but rather, is causing you trouble, you may want to consider getting a high-end option or working with an experienced denture specialist.

Implant Denture

This is the best way to get a secure bite while preserving the bone in your jaw. Implants aren’t the solution for everyone, but they are definitely worth investigating.

Ask your dentist for tips on keeping your dentures in place.

Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 926-0021

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