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Why Won’t My Dentures Stay in?

One of the biggest challenges denture wearers face is dentures that just don’t stay in place. This is very common, and faced by many denture wearers every day, but once you understand the causes, you can see that there are many good solutions to ensuring your dentures will stay in place.

Cause: Dentures Fitting Loose

The most common reason dentures don’t stay in is just a poor fit. This may be because a dentist just doesn’t know how to do it right. But many dentists offering economy dentures go one step further: they don’t care to do it right. Fitting dentures right takes time, and for the price they are charging, they can’t afford to put much time in.

Cause: Not a Good Seal

Dentures are largely held in place by suction. In order to maintain suction, dentures need to make a good seal against your gums. This is another component of the fit that dentists can neglect, because in an upper denture, the fit has to include the roof of your mouth, all the way back to the end of the plate.

Cause: Bone Loss

You might have noticed that your dentures used to fit properly, but they’re not anymore. This is because your body removes the bone tissue in your jaw after your teeth have been lost. As this bone tissue shrinks, dentures that used to fit properly are now too large. This can happen in six months or less, especially with your first denture. Even worse: poorly fitting dentures can speed bone loss.

This can get so bad, you might not be able to wear dentures at all if you lose too much bone.

Solution: Denture Adhesive

Denture adhesive is designed to help your dentures stay in, and it can help, to a point. Denture adhesive is best at helping create a good seal with your dentures. Because of concerns about toxicity, denture adhesives aren’t very strong, so they won’t make a huge difference in keeping your dentures in.

Solution: Relining Dentures

If your dentures used to fit, but aren’t now, you can try getting your dentures relined. In this procedure, your dentures get some new plastic around the base to help them fit better. It can improve the denture fit for a while, but as bone tissue is lost, your dentures will stop fitting again.

Solution: High End Dentures

To get the best fit from your dentures, you have to pay for a dentist who has the knowledge of properly making dentures, and will take the time to do it right. High end dentures will do this, especially FOY® Dentures, FOY® Dentures.

Solution: Implant Dentures

Fotolia_69651662_Subscription_Monthly_MIn the end, the best way to make sure your dentures stay in place is to make sure that they’re secured the way your natural teeth were: being anchored in your jawbone. Implant dentures are secured using dental implants that are in your bone, ensuring that your dentures won’t come out.

If you are tired of living with dentures that don’t stay in, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today for an appointment.

About the Author:

This post was written by Rod Strickland. Dr. Strickland is a dentist in Savannah, GA. He is the inventor of the Denture Fountain of Youth® technique.