Tips To Forever Fixing Your Poorly-Fitting Dentures

If you've been wearing dentures and haven't had much success adapting to them, you may just be one of the many people who can't wear dentures independently. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help to improve the feel of your dentures and keep them in place throughout your busy day.

Have a Fit Test Performed               

Go to your dentist and tell them that the denture isn't fitting well. Tell them if it's been rubbing or popping off of the ridge too easily. A well-fitting denture shouldn't rub anywhere, and it certainly should not pop off of the ridge mid-conversation. The best first place to start is at your dentist's office. He or she will check the fit and can make adjustments to improve how well they fit the ridge.

Have the Dentures Relined

Denture relining is the process of applying material to the existing denture and pressing it into the mouth to update the shape of your mouth. If you've been wearing the dentures for a year or two, or you've just experienced a lot of weight loss, the dentures may be too large — the lining material will fill in those gaps and give the denture a fresh, new fit in your mouth.

Visit a Dental Implant Dentist

When wearing dentures that fit doesn't work, the next step is to consider having dental implants placed in the ridges of your mouth. These implants can be used to secure the dentures. The dentist can implant these posts, make some adjustments to the denture so that they snap onto the implant posts, and make it so the dentures cannot slip around at all — you will have to pluck them off of the posts to remove them for cleaning and sleeping.

Implant posts are widely used to secure lower dentures. This is because the lower denture has much less support from your mouth, so it tends to slip and be more difficult to adjust to. So, if you're not having problems with the top but you can't quite adjust to the bottom, a few implant posts could be the solution to the problem for good.

Talk with your dentist. He or she will be able to assist you with finding a better fit for your dentures — after all, nobody wants to go through their life not knowing when their dentures could fly out mid-conversation or at the dinner table. Hopefully, these tips give you some hope that you'll find the comfort that you need to live a full life with dentures.