Sometimes, denture patients simply can’t figure out how to keep their dentures in place. For some people, something as simple as drinking water can cause their dentures to come lose. This is especially a factor for the bottom dentures. For many patients, the sheer prospect of eating can become so stressful that your favorite meals become a complete chore, when they should be something to look forward to instead.
At Primary Dental Care of Garden Grove, we’re the experts on affordable dentures. Looking for tips to help adjust to your dentures? Look no further. If you live in the Garden Grove area, we’re the nearby dentist you can turn to for all of the answers.
Solutions for Slipping Dentures
Proper Fit: Don’t Rush the Process
The very first and most important factor when it comes to dentures is fit. If your dentures don’t fit properly when they are installed, they will likely never fit properly. This is why your dentist will recommend an immediate denture to wear after your teeth are extracted, before your “permanent” set of dentures are created. This is so that your jaw and soft-tissues can react and adapt to your extracted teeth. If you rush the fitting process for your permanent dentures, there is a chance that your jaw will change and your denture first will suffer.
Denture adhesives are a popular solution for denture wearers everywhere. However, it’s important that denture adhesive isn’t used in place of properly fitting dentures. Most of all, adhesives are the best when they are used either as backup support and strength. Many new denture wearers find it difficult to adjust to their new teeth, with their biggest concern being that they will fall out or slip while eating or in conversation. Denture adhesives are great “training wheels” that can help provide the confidence and support new denture wearers need to embrace (and actually use) their new teeth with confidence.
If you’re experiencing a lot of slipping or your dentures are prone to falling out, visit your dentist. Sometimes, all your “new” teeth may need is a simple adjustment.
Implant Supported Dentures
Sometimes, an alternative to traditional dentures is even better. When budget allows, implant supported dentures can be sturdier and more natural-feeling than traditional dentures.
If you hope for the confidence and freedom that real-teeth provide, implant supported dentures might be the ticket. Because implant supported dentures integrate into your jaw with titanium posts, they feel like natural teeth and will naturally bond to the underlying bone structure in your jaw over time. Due to this, implant supported dentures function as new roots for your teeth, minimizing bone-loss typical of traditional dentures. Overdentures are an implant supported denture that can be used to replace some or all of your teeth. They are held in place using dental implants and are sturdier than traditional dentures. Worried about being able to eat all of the foods you love, or concerned with dentures that are prone to fall out or slip? Overdentures make the shortcomings of traditional dentures virtually nonexistent.