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Loose Dentures

Have loose-fitting dentures? Then you’ll understand that uncomfortable feeling when they slip or that embarrassing clicking sound. Loose dentures can often lead to mouth sores, difficulty with chewing and ultimately reduced confidence. It is normal for a denture to become loose over time for both full or partial denture wearers.

Loose dentures consultation
Loose Dentures
It is normal for a denture to become loose over time for both full or partial denture wearers. Regular six-monthly appointments at Kensington Dental Care are essential for all denture wearers.

Loose Denture Care

Loose dentures dentist consultation

After losing a tooth the surrounding bone and tissue can begin to shrink, this is known as resorption. Poor-fitting dentures can be fixed depending on the amount of remaining bone and tissue plus the condition of the current dentures. Even with good denture care, including removal at night, everyday wear and tear can lead to the need for a brand new set.

Options for loose dentures

Reline

By taking an impression whilst in the dental chair, we use a specialised material to fill any voids. This process is known as a reline and is a short-term solution.

Dental Implant

A long-term solution that offers increased stability to gums experiencing bone resorption. Many patients find the investment of an implant outweighs the ongoing maintenance and discomfort that an ill-fitting denture can cause. Sometimes you can keep your old dentures but improve the fit with one or more implants for anchorage, other times a completely new set may suit you best.

Regular six-monthly appointments at Kensington Dental Care are essential for all denture wearers.

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