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Posts for: July, 2015

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
July 08, 2015
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Loose Dentures  

Are your dentures constantly coming loose? Quality dentures from R. Brad Beasley, D.M.D at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Huntsville should fit perfectly and never slide around. Unfortunately, if your denture are a few years old, a changing and shrinking Denturesjawline can leave your dentures prone to slipping and sliding. Here are four ways to fix it.

1. Use a Dental Adhesive

The easiest way to keep your dentures from coming loose is simply to visit your Huntsville drugstore for a quality denture adhesive. Denture adhesive is specially formulated to hold your dentures in place all throughout the day--all without making a mess or being noticeable.

2. Reline Your Dentures

If a dental adhesive isn't enough to keep your dentures in place and they are starting to feel uncomfortable, visiting Dr. Beasley to have your dentures relined can restore the proper fit once again. Without teeth or implants, your jaw can shrink or change shape over time. Eventually, your dentures will need to be adapted to accommodate this change. Relining does just that.

3. Purchase New Dentures

Dentures aren't meant to last forever—for example 5-7 years is the normal life for an implant retained denture. 7-10 years might be the normal life of a tissue borne denture because of usually eating a softer diet. Did you know that there are 2 main reasons to remake dentures? #1 – the teeth in the denture have worn or chipped or #2 – the denture is loose. However, denture patients must realize that the reason their denture is loose isn’t because it changed. The reason an older denture becomes loose is because there has been a loss of jaw bone. This bone loss occurs slowly but consistently each year of denture wear.

4. Get Dental Implants

If you want a truly secure fit that is guaranteed not to slip or slide and you want to be able to eat all the foods you enjoyed back when you had your natural teeth, implant-supported dentures are an excellent way to make this happen. Once dental implants are placed the slow but gradual loss of jaw bone stops!. Speak to Dr. Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry to see if you might be a good candidate for dental implants or implant-supported dentures.

If your dentures don't fit securely, you don't have to just live with it or make do. Set up an appointment with Dr. Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Huntsville to find out which loose denture treatment might work best for you.