After applying adhesive, it’s very difficult to remove dentures. How do I remove them without pain?

2019-11-06T22:28:59-07:00

If you are using your denture adhesive correctly, there should not be a lot of adhesive left on your gums and palate when you remove your denture. Patients use a variety of methods to remove the adhesive: a piece of gauze, a tissue, a damp washcloth, or a wet toothbrush. Use no more than three [...]

After applying adhesive, it’s very difficult to remove dentures. How do I remove them without pain?2019-11-06T22:28:59-07:00

The back of my dentures pop up when eating. What do I do?

2019-11-06T22:28:16-07:00

Your dentures may be ill-fitting or the position of the implants may not be the most favorable. Usually this can be resolved by improving the fit of the denture or by adding (more) implants. Your denturist can help you with this situation.

The back of my dentures pop up when eating. What do I do?2019-11-06T22:28:16-07:00

Is it possible to get dentures after not having teeth for a long time?

2019-11-06T22:27:28-07:00

It’s hard to predict how much of the upper and lower jaw will remain after 20 years without teeth. When teeth are removed, often the bone that held them in slowly shrinks over time. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s normal after tooth removal. It’s important that dentures are made properly to fit well [...]

Is it possible to get dentures after not having teeth for a long time?2019-11-06T22:27:28-07:00

My dentures will not stay in no matter what kind of adhesive I use. What should I do?

2019-11-06T22:25:59-07:00

Relines of dentures should improve the fit of the base of the denture to the jaw. However, if your jaw has been without natural teeth for some time, it may be difficult to make the denture stable if there is little jawbone. Soft tissues beneath dentures can also become easily irritated by wearing dentures continually [...]

My dentures will not stay in no matter what kind of adhesive I use. What should I do?2019-11-06T22:25:59-07:00

After a very long time of denture wearing, I’m losing gum and bone. Can this be fixed?

2019-11-06T22:24:46-07:00

Research shows that once the teeth are removed, the jaw bone shrinks and changes shape. Typically, dentures should be checked every year, and often they should be remade when they lose their fit and are loose in your mouth after 5-10 years of use. By using dental adhesive, you may have masked the loose fit [...]

After a very long time of denture wearing, I’m losing gum and bone. Can this be fixed?2019-11-06T22:24:46-07:00

What do I do if my dentures feel very heavy and it is difficult to close my mouth?

2019-11-06T22:23:53-07:00

While it may take time to simply adjust to the new dentures, it is likely that if teeth were removed the same day that the dentures were given to you, then you will need follow up with your denturist to assure that they continue to fit properly as you heal. If you did not have [...]

What do I do if my dentures feel very heavy and it is difficult to close my mouth?2019-11-06T22:23:53-07:00

What do I do if the screws in the denture are loosening?

2019-11-06T22:22:48-07:00

If you had implants inserted, it sounds like the implants were intended to help stabilize the denture, in which case, they should reduce the movement. If your dentures rub your cheeks or if you’re biting your cheeks, you should return to the denturist who made the dentures to continue to have the fit and bite [...]

What do I do if the screws in the denture are loosening?2019-11-06T22:22:48-07:00

Is it possible to perfectly color match my partial denture to my remaining natural teeth?

2019-11-06T22:21:14-07:00

Denturists and their teams are highly trained in the art of color and shade matching. Assuming it is a new partial denture, they can work to produce a match to your remaining natural teeth. If it is an existing partial denture, we would recommend having a new one made, as the expense would be about [...]

Is it possible to perfectly color match my partial denture to my remaining natural teeth?2019-11-06T22:21:14-07:00

As a new denture wearer, the bottom denture seems loose. What should I do?

2019-11-06T22:20:20-07:00

In most cases, the lower denture is much less stable than the upper denture. This is due to the shape of the gums on the lower ridge and movement of the denture caused by the tongue. Ask your denturist about supporting your lower denture with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain [...]

As a new denture wearer, the bottom denture seems loose. What should I do?2019-11-06T22:20:20-07:00

I have implants under my bottom denture, but my denture is still loose. Why?

2019-11-06T22:17:52-07:00

If the implants had been placed a long time ago and you have not returned for folllow-up/maintenance visits, such problems can occur. Unfortunately, in time the bone shrinks beneath dentures causing the dentures to slip and slide resulting in painful ulcers. Additionally, the attachment parts get worn down with use or damaged and require replacement. [...]

I have implants under my bottom denture, but my denture is still loose. Why?2019-11-06T22:17:52-07:00