Half of all people who wear dentures may need to an adhesive to keep the device in place. It is probably this fact that has contributed to the belief that one needs a glue to hold the dentures still. Even though the suction should hold it in place, this is not always the case in many situations.
The device needs a precise design to ensure that they fit properly. Without a proper fit the dentures can have a significant negative impact on your teeth. There are certain factors that limit the suction function of the denture.
There are factors that contribute to ill-fitting dentures. The design needs to be done by a qualified professional. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums carefully, before creating a mold that will be used to design a device that fits snugly in your mouth. This process takes time to complete. The upper and lower dentures have different features to ensure that they perform their function effectively. Some dentists prefer to cut corners to provide a cheaper option for their clients. Unfortunately, this can lead to complications and costly procedures in the near future.
Another reason for ill-fitting dentures is the bone loss that occurs due to missing teeth. This is usually the case if the dentures were once fitting properly, but are now loose and uncomfortable. Over time, bone loss occurs creating spaces between the jaw and the device and limiting the suction function of the dentures. If you have been wearing dentures for some time, you may need to visit our dentist to have them relined. The base is redesigned to ensure it provides the required level of support and comfort.
A dry mouth caused by a medical condition can also reduce the suction power of the device. Dental implants may be placed to secure implants or a more affordable option such as adhesives may be used. Contact us today if you are experiencing problems with your dental implants.