Dentures are designed to stay in place for a long time. After all, dentists use the impressions of your mouth to ensure that the dental appliance produced fit your mouth correctly. Nevertheless, as you continue to age, the structure of your jawbones and gums will change as well. When this occurs, your dentures will start to slip around. Here are a few tips on how to keep your dentures in place.
USE A DENTURE ADHESIVE TO HELP HOLD THEM STILL
Denture adhesives come in different forms, including paste, powder, liquid, and strips. Our dentists will recommend the most suitable denture adhesives to help keep your dental prosthetics in place. However, it is important to note that these adhesives are only ideal for relatively new, rather than old, worn-out dentures.
TAKE YOUR DENTURES FOR RELINING
The ideal solution to managing loose dentures is to take them to the dentist for adjustments. The dentist will be able to reline and modify your dentures to fit your mouth appropriately. The process involves adding a layer to the denture to make them more comfortable and keep them in place. Never try to adjust dentures by yourself, lest you damage them.
REPLACE YOUR DENTURES
Dentures can only last for about 10 years before requiring replacements. If your dentures are slipping around, then they are probably worn out and require replacing. You should, therefore, check your dentures for signs of wear and tear such as cracks, and chips, and replace them as soon as possible.
VISIT OUR DENTAL OFFICE FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP
Loose dentures can irritate your gums and cause a lot of discomfort. They may also inhibit your ability to speak and eat. To avoid all these problems, you are advised to visit our dental office to adjust, modify or replace your loose dentures.