Tips for dealing with poorly fitting dentures


It’s completely normal for dentures to become loose over time and not fit as securely as they did at the original fitting appointment. Fortunately for denture wearers – there are solutions for dealing with poorly fitting dentures!

Firstly, always keep up with regular visits to your dentist or Clinical Dental Technician (CDT). Although dentures may look natural, they do not respond to changes in the mouth in terms of gum shrinkage etc and can therefore become ill fitting over time.

How long will my dentures last?

We recommend that you have new dentures at least every 5-7 years.  Always maintain regular check ups (for both natural teeth, dentures and the soft tissues of the mouth).

Signs of poorly fitting dentures

It’s important that you stay alert when it comes to sores on the gums or in the mouth or irritation discomfort when chewing, as these may all be signs of poorly fitting dentures

If this is the case you should have your dentures checked as soon as possible.  These sore areas will be assessed and the cause will be identified and resolved.  This can be done in various ways.

If you feel as though your dentures are becoming loose, it could be for a number of reasons:

  1. Your gums and features may have changed shape or shrunken meaning that the denture no longer fits as tightly or accurately as it should.
  2. It could also be that you have lost natural teeth that your denture was once surrounding.
  3. Or it could be that the components on implant retained dentures need changing.

The denture can become loose and unsteady when this happens and this can (and most probably will) increase the likelihood of a fracture or break with your denture.

All of these things are normal and to be expected. They can be improved very easily too and we recommend that you come to see us at any one of our denture clinics in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield for a free denture consultation to assess your options and decide where to go next.

Denture reline service

Here at Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we offer a denture reline service, which essentially puts a new fit on your existing denture. This is a great idea for those with slight bone resorption (shrinkage) and can be done over the course of one day at our Nottingham Castle Boulevard clinic.

Our same day reline service means that within one day you’re able to have a new fit put on your current denture – all within the space of one day! If you’re only able to attend our Mansfield or Newark denture clinics, we can carry out this treatment over the course of a couple of days or a week.

Should you have any concerns or queries about any of the points raised above, please call us on 0115 941 7052 or contact us at any of our denture clinics in Nottingham, Mansfield and Newark today to speak with a member of our friendly team.

Further information:

What to do in the unfortunate event of a broken denture

Same day denture repairs or emergency denture repairs

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