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How do bottom dentures stay in place?

If you have full or partial dentures, you may know how frustrating it can be when they don’t stay in place. This can be particularly true of bottom dentures, especially if they are not the proper fit. 

Why Bottom Dentures Slip

  • Poor Fit. If your dentures are constantly slipping, it’s time to see your dentist for a new set or adjustment. 
  • Flat Ridge. Bottom dentures may slip if there isn’t adequate bone width or height to support them.
  • Misaligned Denture Teeth. If your denture’s teeth are not perfectly aligned, this can cause the bottom denture to move around.
  • Untrained Muscles. Many new denture wearers struggle with the bottom denture because specific facial muscles are untrained. Getting accustomed to wearing dentures can take some patience and practice.

Keeping Your Dentures in Place

  • Practice Makes Perfect. Over time, you will train your muscles and tongue to accommodate for the dentures, and soon, you won’t even notice that they’re not your natural teeth. 
  • New Dentures or Adjustments. If your bottom denture continues to move around, schedule an appointment with your dentist so he can readjust your denture for a better fit. 
  • Denture Adhesives. Denture adhesives keep your teeth in place, so they don’t shift while you eat, speak, or laugh. 
  • Extra Stability. Implant-supported dentures are permanent, and you never have to worry about them slipping. 

Schedule a Consultation with Our Dentist in Champaign, IL!

Dr. Scott Anderson and our team at Anderson Dental enjoy helping our patients discover their best smiles. If you have uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures, please contact our dental office today at (217) 356-7334 to schedule an appointment

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