Well-fitting dentures are essential to your comfort, significantly affecting your ability to eat, chew, and speak properly. Some people are good-humored about their dentures and don’t mind people knowing, while others prefer to keep it to themselves. For the latter group, loose-fitting dentures that slip are an embarrassing nightmare. Even if you can handle the occasional slip, it’s much more enjoyable to chew and bite with confidence. If you are suffering due to ill-fitting dentures, please contact us for information on a denture reline. Or, you may wish to explore the possibilities of implant dentures.
Why do dentures slip?
Dentures work by creating a tight seal with the mouth’s various tissues, gripping closely to the gum ridge and pallet (roof of the mouth). They are a great replacement for missing teeth, but they’re not perfect.
As time passes, gum tissue recedes and the underlying bone experiences resorption. The gum ridges no longer match the denture plate. Some people opt to use bonding gels or strips to ensure a tight fit; however, well-fitted dentures should require no extra assistance.
What is a denture reline?
We can address the problem of slipping dentures by providing a denture reline. This process resurfaces the denture plate to match your current specifications, regaining a sturdy & secure fit! It’s a simple matter of taking a new impression of your mouth, or we may apply the relining material directly to the denture and set it into position in your mouth.
What about implants?
Alternatively, if you have ongoing problems with denture discomfort, we can discuss the possibility of dental implants. Medical-grade titanium implants are set into the jawbone. The bone grows around the implants (a process called osseointegration), creating an ultra-strong anchor. These implants offer the ultimate stability for denture wearers, and the denture is still removable for hygiene purposes. If you’re interested, please contact us today for a consultation!