Trying to Figure out How to Keep Dentures in Place without Adhesive?

Nov 19, 2022 | Digital Dentures

Getting rid of adhesive requires finding another solution to hold dentures in place. Keep reading to get solutions from San Antonio’s denture experts.

Solution 1
Say Goodbye to Adhesive with a Denture Reline

Nearly every day I meet people at consultations who bring me loose dentures and want to know how to keep their dentures in place without adhesive. The solution we always look at first is a denture reline. Denture relines re-fit your dentures to your gums making them fit better and move less.

How Do Denture Relines Keep Dentures in Place without Adhesive?

After you lose teeth, your gums and bone are constantly changing. Because your denture doesn’t change, it stops matching the gums and starts to get loose. A denture reline fills in the gaps and gives your denture a snugger denture fit. Especially for upper dentures, this often keeps dentures in place without adhesive. Getting upper dentures to stay is easier because they cover your palate and this creates extra suction. Lower dentures aren’t so lucky. They depend on the jaw ridge suction alone to keep them still.

Can Any Denture Be Relined?

Yes and No. Theoretically, we can reline any denture. Practically, we refuse to reline dentures when we see a denture that is mis-sized to your mouth. When a denture is way too big for your mouth or simply shaped incorrectly for your mouth, a reline will fix how it fits on your gums but it doesn’t change the outside of the denture. A too big denture will be constantly knocked loose by cheeks and tongue regardless of how well it fits the gums. Relining a mis-fit denture is a waste of your money. That is why we insist on every patient coming to a consultation and it’s also why the consultation is free. We want to be sure that we offer you the right service and don’t waste your money.

Cream Types of Denture Adhesive Help Keep Teeth in Place, But Are Also Messy!

How Long Does a Reline Last?

A denture reline will help a denture work without adhesive so long as it matches the gums. How long a reline works depends on how fast or slow your bone changes. Whatever period of time passed between getting your denture and having it start needing adhesive is probably how long a denture reline will work as well. That means that a reline is a good solution but not a permanent one.

Solution 2:
Say Goodbye to Adhesive Forever with Denture Implants!

The only permanent way to get rid of denture adhesive is denture implants. When you convert your traditional denture into an implant snap-in denture, you now have a denture that is anchored to your jaw. It won’t feel exactly like having natural teeth, but it will be almost that good. Once you add implants to a denture, you can say goodbye permanently to denture adhesive.

Messy Adhesive Before Implants
No More Adhesive with Implants

How Do I Know If Implants Are Right for Me?

Come to a FREE consultation. That’s the first step. Nearly everyone can be a candidate for implants; however, people with little bone need additional treatment to insure that the implants will be successful. If we had long-distance x-ray vision, we could tell you everything over the phone. Until that becomes available, you’ll have to settle for meeting us in person. Schedule your free consultation online right now!

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