After years of use, your dentures may begin to fit loosely. People who wear dentures commonly deal with problem at some point in their life, and it can be very inconvenient. Dentures become loose because of the pressure that is continually applied to the gums and mouth bones. The pressure, though unnoticeable, will compress the gums and bones over time resulting in ill-fitting dentures.
Changing your denture adhesive may be a short term solution, but in the long run, a permanent fix is desirable. It’s an issue denture wearers need to resolve one way or another. Luckily, there are a few options available.
Create a New Set of Dentures
While it’s the most expensive option, getting a new set of dentures is a way to remedy your loose dentures. Over time, as your mouth changes, your dentures will no longer match the current layout of your mouth. With a brand new set, they will be created based on your current mouth shape. However, you may run into the same issue as your mouth continues to change.
A brand new set of dentures costs more than other options, but are guaranteed to provide an excellent fit for many years to come.
Reline or Refit Your Current Dentures
Relining or refitting a set of dentures involves changing the inner lining. Adding extra material on the underside of your current set of dentures can compensate for the loss of gum tissue and bone density. When you use your newly-refitted dentures, they will feel like a new set because they will match your current mouth shape.
Refitting and relining your dentures come in two distinct forms: temporary and permanent. A temporary relining of your dentures involves adding new lining to your dentures that will eventually fade away. A permanent relining involves taking a mold and sending the dentures to a dental laboratory to have a solid inner lining created which will last much longer.
Whether you opt for a temporary or permanent relining, this option is the quickest fix for loose dentures.
An effective option that has been proven to be helpful for loose dentures is dental implants. Dental implants act as an anchor for your dentures to hold onto, ensuring a tight fit no matter what.
Dental implants are artificial teeth which are implanted directly into your jaw bone, providing authentic-looking tooth above the surface of the gums. The process takes a few weeks, between creating the hole for the implant and implanting the tooth itself. Once the procedure is complete, your dentures can be attached to your implants for a perfect fit.
There are many different options for those who are suffering from loose fitting dentures. If you are looking for a way to enjoy a comfortable fit once again, consult our dentist to learn more about your options. Through experience and dental technology, our dental professionals can help you find the perfect solution for your loose dentures.