A loose denture can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even painful. Trying to maintain and repair dentures can be expensive and time-consuming.
If you’re fed up with loose dentures, here are some possible solutions that may help you:
Relining your denture
If you have had your denture for more than two years, it may need relining. Denture relining, or resurfacing, is an important part of caring for a denture and ensuring it fits your mouth correctly. In fact, because the bones and tissues in your mouth change over time, you may need to have your denture relined earlier than the typical two-year period. There are two basic types of denture relines: hard denture relines, and soft denture relines. The former utilises a hard acrylic, the latter relies on a softer material, and is usually reserved for those with tender gums. We can help you determine which is best for you.
Dental implant retained dentures
While denture relining can provide a temporary solution to loose dentures, dental implant retained dentures are the ultimate solution. When a denture is retained using dental implants, it is no longer loose. This eliminates the need for adhesives, as well as discomfort caused by movement. Implants can also help to preserve remaining bones in the jaw, can improve the ability to chew, look just like natural teeth, and, best of all, are secure and stable.
Denture adhesives are a temporary fix for loose dentures, but shouldn’t be relied upon as a permanent solution. Only a small amount of denture adhesive should be used to stabilise a well fitting denture but there is no comparison to the near-perfect fit and security offered by a dental implant retained denture.