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. However, once you understand the causes, you can see that there are many good solutions to ensuring your dentures will stay in place.

woman holding a set of traditional dentures

3 Reasons Why Your Dentures Won’t Stay In

If you’re wondering why your dentures won’t stay in, it’s likely due to one or more of the following causes.

Cause 1: Dentures Fitting Loose

The most common reason dentures don’t stay in is just a poor fit. This may be because a dentist simply doesn’t know how to fit dentures properly. 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 2: 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 3: 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.

4 Solutions To Help Your Dentures Stay In

You don’t have to live your life with loose or slipping dentures. There are several ways to help your dentures fit better.

Solution 1: 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. Due to concerns about toxicity, denture adhesives aren’t very strong, so they won’t make a huge difference in keeping your dentures in.

There are three different types of denture adhesives to choose from: creams, powders, and strips. So what is the strongest denture adhesive on the market? It depends on your own preference. Some denture adhesives contain zinc which could potentially cause nerve damage if you’re exposed to too much of it.

Some of the most popular denture adhesives include Super Poligrip cream and Super Poligrip powder, Fixodent Original cream, Fixodent Extra Hold powder, Sea Bond adhesive seal, and Dentek Secure cream. We recommend trying different brands and types of adhesives until you find the strongest denture adhesive that works for you.

Solution 2: 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 3: 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. Fountain of Youth Dentures™ aren’t like traditional dentures. Traditional dentures require shaping of the jaw to fit the dentures. FOY® Dentures do the opposite. They’re designed to fit your jaw and support your facial features.

Utilizing neuromuscular techniques, they offer a better fit, more support, and stay in place significantly better. Additionally, they’re designed to apply pressure to the jaw bone, not the gums like traditional dentures. This can help them stay more secure and prevent them from falling out of your mouth.

As a bonus, FOY® Dentures can shave years off your appearance and give you a beautiful smile.

Solution 4: Implant Dentures

In 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.

What’s even better than implant dentures are FOY® Dentures secured with dental implants. Fountain of Youth Dentures™ already offer amazing security and when they’re combined with the support of dental implants, they will be as secure as natural teeth.

Stop Living With Dentures That Don’t Stay In—Get FOY® Dentures Today

Stop fussing with dental adhesives that don’t work. Invest in a foolproof solution. If you are tired of living with dentures that don’t stay in, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today for an appointment.