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What Can Be Done About Loose Dentures?

Dentures are false teeth that are used by people who want to conceal their missing teeth. A cosmetic dentist usually uses dentures to improve the appearance of the teeth. If you have loose dentures, you should visit your dentist to have a look. Loose dentures can make it quite difficult for you to eat or speak properly. Getting dentures is a delicate procedure that should be done with the help of your dentist. You require quality dentures that can withstand everyday wear and tear.

Why Do Dentures Become Loose?

There are so many reasons why dentures can become loose. The most common reason your dentures can become loose is because of something known as bone resorption. Bone resorption is when the gums begin to shrink and reduce in size because they are not used. 

For most patients, dentures are supposed to fit securely to the gums. If you want to avoid gum resorption, you can try to use your jaw as often much as possible. You can achieve this by chewing hard foods that can help you keep your gums healthy. You can also maintain your dentures to avoid them getting loose by taking good care of them.

When your dentures start to make a clicking sound, it is a sign that they might be loose. You might also notice that your dentures are loose when they no longer fit as well as they used to.

Fixing Your Loose Dentures

One of the best ways to fix your loose dentures is by having your dentures remade at Bellevue Azalea Dentistry. You can also fix your dentures by using a stronger denture adhesive. A denture adhesive will help to keep the dentures in place. Before you use the adhesive, try to make sure that it does not contain zinc. Excess zinc has been known to cause health problems in patients. 

A solution that you may want to consider to fix your dentures is implant-supported dentures. Your Bellevue dentist is the best person to help you fix your loose dentures. Implant-supported dentures are the lovechild of dentures and dental implants. They are a fusion of the features of both dentures and implants. They consist of titanium screws implanted into the jawbone with a unique set of dentures attached to them. Implant-supported dentures are one of the best ways that you can fix the issue of loose dentures.  This is because they support bone growth instead of reducing bone density, just like in dentures.

There are two types of implant-supported dentures which are bar-retained and ball-retained.

  • Bar-retained dentures

These are the types of dentures that involve a thin metal bar attached to the jawline using clips.

  • Ball-retained dentures

Ball retained dentures are those types of dentures that use metal attachments that correspond with the attachment inside the mouth. The dentures are then clipped into place, creating a stable connection.

The best way to make the right decision concerning fixing loose dentures is to talk to your dentist. During the conversation with your dentist, weigh the options and see what works best for you.


Contact Bellevue Azalea dentistry to get your custom made dentures. At our Bellevue office, Dr. Uparika Sharma, a trusted dentist, will be there to handle your dental issues. Call us at 425-998-8109 to learn more or walk into our Bellevue office to begin the process.


About the Author
Dr. Uparika Sharma is the founder dentist of Bellevue Azalea Dentistry. In addition to general dental procedures, she evaluates TMJ, cervical spine, airway problems, chronic headache, and CRPS.


Dr. Uparika Sharma is a trusted dentist. She has been practicing for over 5 years at Bellevue Azalea Dentistry clinic. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Uparika Sharma is a member of the American Dental Association.