Lower dentures are very frustrating because they move around so much.
So many patients come in with loose lower false teeth and want to know why they move so much and what they can do about it. Lower false teeth move more than upper dentures because they have less to hang onto. Your upper teeth can hang onto your palate and jaw but your bottom ones only have your jaw.
Here are our top 3 tips to make bottom dentures stay in
Tip #1: What’s Cheapest and Easiest? Use Adhesive
If you haven’t already tried adhesive, give it a try. It is sticky and messy to use; however, dentures do tend to stay in place better with adhesive than without it. This is the least expensive and easiest possible fix for a loose lower denture. It’s always a good idea to start with the easiest and cheapest solution. If you still feel like you need help to keep your lower teeth in place, try tip #2.
Bonus Tip: If your lower teeth are only getting loose when you chew, try to chew on both sides of your mouth at the same time. Even pressure keeps your teeth from being leveraged out.
Tip #2: Try a Reline
When adhesive isn’t enough, a reline will often help. In a denture reline, the dentist removes the inside lining of your denture and remakes it to fit your gums exactly as they are today. This makes the fit snugger. However, even a reline can’t always make a lower denture stay in place because the strength of the suction depends on your jaw bone height and width. Narrow, shallow jaw bone cannot create much suction.
If a reline hasn’t fixed your problem, or if you already know that your jaw bone is small, you’ll want to try Tip #3.
Tip #3: Anchor Your Bottom Denture with Implants
Adding denture implants is the only way to make sure that your bottom denture doesn’t move because implants anchor your denture to your jaw and hold it in place. The number of implants that you need depends on how stable you want the denture to feel and on your particular jaw. We usually recommend starting with the minimum number of two implants. If after getting two implants you still want your denture to feel more stable, you can add two more.
If you need help getting your bottom denture to stay in, we can help! We help hundreds of people with loose bottom teeth every year. The first step is easy and fast – come to a free consultation! Schedule yours today.
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