Loose Denture / Stabilisation
Why do dentures become loose?
It is common for dentures over time to become loose and not fit as snugly as they should. Sometimes this happens because of general wear and perhaps the denture has become too old and needs replacing.
Often, loose dentures occur because of bone resorption. This is where the gums shrink because they are no longer holding teeth in place.
At Wolds Dental, we see many patients from Reepham, Market Rasen, Fiskerton, Gainsborough, Sudbrooke, Cherry Willingham, Nettleham, Welton, Caistor and Keelby and throughout Lincolnshire who are suffering from poorly fitting or loose dentures.
What are the options for loose dentures?
There are several options that we offer patients with loose dentures at Wolds Dental Studio, and we can go through all of these at our consultation.
We will discuss whether you are still happy with the appearance and functionality of your denture teeth. We will determine whether you can still chew and bite together whilst wearing dentures. We will also examine your teeth along with your dentures.
After general wear, the most common option to stabilise dentures is to re-line them. Each patient is unique and the rate at which you will need your dentures re-lined will differ accordingly.
A temporary re-line of dentures means we will take an impression whilst you are wearing your denture in your mouth. This material will fill the gap where any bone or tissue has reduced allowing your denture to become more stable.
A permanent re-line of your dentures involves a similar process to the temporary re-line, but the denture is sent away to be replaced with a material called methacrylate. This option is longer lasting but does mean you will be without your denture for a time.
If re-lining your dentures is not possible, or if the denture is in bad condition, we may decide that the best course of action is to re-make the dentures.
Implant supported dentures
Dental implants which support dentures have the benefit of extra comfort, less slippage and improved chewing. Mini dental implants are gently inserted into your jawbone using a local anaesthetic and these hold your dental implants in place.
The last option is dental implants, and this means replacing your denture with permanent teeth that look, function and feel just like real teeth.
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Loose Denture / Stabilisation
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What are the benefits of stabilising loose dentures?
There are many reasons why patients from Sudbrooke, Nettleham, Welton, Market Rasen, Fiskerton, Cherry Willingham, Keelby, Reepham, Caistor, Gainsborough, and Lincolnshire are choosing to stabilise loose dentures:
- Secure dentures enable you to eat and chew properly
- Stabilised dentures are comfortable, secure and cause no irritation to your mouth or gums
- Stable dentures prevent further bone loss
- Stable dentures improve your confidence
Frequently Asked Questions about Loose Denture / Stabilisation
How long should dentures last for?
This varies for different patients, but on average dentures should last for about 7 years.
Can loose dentures cause more problems?
Loose dentures can be uncomfortable, they can cause irritation to the mouth and gums and sometimes this can lead to an infection. Loose dentures can lead to poor eating and malnutrition.
How often should I get my dentures checked?
Dentures should be checked by your dentist regularly, at least every year. They need to be re-made or re-placed once they begin to feel loose in your mouth and this is happens after about 5-10 years.
Other services to help with your smile journey
We understand that dental treatment can be expensive, but we aim to make all our dental treatments affordable and accessible. We offer flexible finance payment plans over different periods to suit your budget. You can also take advantage of our 0% finance to spread the cost.
Dental anxiety or a dental phobia is terrifying and can prevent you getting the dental treatment that you really need. Our specialist team are fully trained in dental anxiety and have tips to help you manage your fears. The first step is to get in touch so that we can start a conversation.
Take a look through our smile gallery to see the before and after photos of some of our amazing dental patients in Lincolnshire. You’ll see examples of straightening crooked teeth, replacing missing teeth, whitening yellow teeth and disguising chipped teeth.
If you’re suffering from dental anxiety, have a strong gag reflex or need a complex dental treatment, sedation can help. Our expert dentists have had specialist training in safely administering sedation. You’ll feel completely relaxed and won’t remember much about the procedure.