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How to Keep Your Dentures as Tight Fitting as Possible


Posted on 3/15/2017 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
A pair of dentures floating inside of a glass jar.
If you have lost your teeth, chances are you have opted for dentures. These false prosthetic teeth restore your ability to eat and speak as well as give you back your smile. False teeth are attached to a base that is supported by your gums.

They are custom made from molds of your mouth. This custom fit allows your dentures to fit properly, but they may still come loose. Here are a few tips on how to keep them as tight fitting as possible to avoid slipping.

Take Care of Them
Proper care of your dentures, and your mouth, can ensure that they continue to fit properly for as long as possible. Remove your dentures at night, and soak them in a denture cleaning solution.

Leaving them in for too long can cause too much pressure on your jawbone, which accelerates bone loss, changing the shape of your jaw. And not soaking them dries them out, which changes the way they fit. Both situations will result in loose dentures.

Use Denture Adhesive

While your dentures are designed to stay put without adhesive, they can still come loose, particularly on your lower jaw. Denture adhesive is extra reassurance that your dentures are snug.

Visit Your Dentist

Just because you don't have teeth anymore, that doesn't mean you should ignore visiting your dentist regularly. In fact, seeing your dentist will help to ensure that your dentures remain as tight fitting as possible. Your dentist will be able to spot issues with your jaw or your dentures and make alterations as necessary.

Consider Alternatives
The latest alternative to traditional dentures is dental implants. Implants are small, titanium rods that are surgically placed into your jaw to fuse with the bone. Implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss, and support a bridge of false teeth. Implants are always snug and you never have to worry about them slipping out of place or falling out.

For more suggestions on how to keep your dentures secure, or to discuss dental implants, schedule an appointment by contacting our office.

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