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Here at Glasgow Denture Centre, we get a lot of questions from our patients about dentures and how they can be adjusted to their needs. Whether you are getting private dentures for the first time or would like to replace your already existing set, we can craft a set of bespoke dentures to look and fit beautifully for everyday, all-day use.

Should dentures move when worn?

Are your dentures not as stable as you would like? Dentures are usually fitted as soon as teeth are removed and are meant to fit snugly over your gums and jawbone. They are designed to be supported by the tissues in your mouth and operate as close as possible to normal teeth, allowing you to eat and speak without any issue. A poor-fitting set can make your mouth feel very sore. When making our private dentures, we consider three factors in making them stable. By combining these three factors, we ensure that our dentures are as stable as possible.

  1. The denture should fit as close as possible to your own gums. Our highly experienced principal dentist, Khuram, will make a very accurate impression of your mouth to get the most accurate shaping possible when creating your dentures.
  2. The dentures should be the right shape and size so that your cheeks and lips fall naturally over the outside of the denture. Careful attention to detail is important when designing dentures.
  3. Stable dentures need to have a good bite, whether it be against another denture or natural teeth. It should have even contact on both sides when biting together.

Why are my dentures loose?

Your body is changing all the time and dentures may become unstable due to your gums and bone changing shape, and this can happen for a couple of reasons. When several teeth are removed, the gums begin to shrink due to no longer being used to hold the original material in place. This is a naturally occurring process known as bone resorption. It could also be something as simple as your facial structure changing as you grow older, or while taking proper care of your dentures should prevent this occurring; everyday wear-and-tear from being used over time is another reason for dentures becoming loose. In either of these scenarios, the original dentures may need to be replaced, reshaped, or simply adjusted. You can also apply some denture adhesive cream, and while most people do not need it, some people find it helps with their confidence when they are using new dentures.

While dentures might become loose naturally, this can make chewing food and speaking properly difficult. If you have any issues with your dentures fitting, please contact us to schedule an appointment to adjust them accordingly.

We offer a free private denture consultation over the phone with our dedicated denture dentist!

Does your bottom denture feel loose?

Is your bottom denture loose or are you struggling to control it? With our lower dentures, we use a mechanism developed by Dr. Jiro Abe, a leading global specialist within the field of dentistry. By measuring the dentures to the patient’s requirements, making sure they are the right shape, and that the denture is supported by the rest of the mouth, we ensure a firm suction for our patients.

How comfortable is your bottom denture?

How do you get good support from a bottom denture? Sometimes, our patients wear NHS dentures before seeing us, with many complaining of a normal fit on one denture but a loose and frustrating feel on the other. When making our dentures, we focus on creating technically perfect dentures to ensure they are not too long or too short, as well as making sure the back of the denture comes back far enough to its ideal spot to prevent it from sinking. Our dedicated denture dentist, Khuram, pays careful attention to detail to get the best impressions possible for the most supported fit.

Does your top denture move or feel loose?

Does your full upper denture move around or are they not well supported? At the Glasgow Denture Centre, there are a couple of things we consider to get the best support in making a full upper denture.

  1. It must be the right shape. If the denture is too long or short, it will not be very stable.
  2. The roof of the mouth is where the main support comes from. If it is short, the denture will become unstable, so the correct extension is important.
  3. Careful attention from the technician. The closest and most comfortable fit combined with the most high-quality materials ensures the most supported and stable dentures.

How stable should top dentures be?

Does your top denture drop sometimes or feel loose? For a full upper denture, the main suction comes from the palate, the roof of the mouth. The suction is created by a thin layer of moisture between the palate and the denture. and we often find that most dentures can be short, losing out on much needed suction space. With care and attention to detail, our technician gets the maximum extension possible from the roof of the mouth and provides the best seal for stability. Any changes in your gum or bone structure can create an airspace, breaking up the suction. If it does not stay in place without adhesives while you are laughing, talking, or eating, contact your denturist to get it adjusted.

Bulky upper lip when wearing your dentures?

Does your upper lip feel bulky when wearing your dentures? While your teeth may have been extracted, the bone under your nose remains unchanged. A lot of dentures can be very thick under the nose area, giving an uncomfortable bulk. We design our dentures to be as thin as possible close to the nose for a much smoother feel. Along with high quality impressions provided by our attentive principal dentist, Khuram, we always make sure that patients have a more natural feeling and looking smile.

Some easy ways to treat denture problems

When you get dentures for the first, certain words might be hard for you to say, since your mouth and surrounding tissue is still getting used to the feel of dentures being in place. Start off by speaking slowly and saying difficult words out loud to practise. If your dentures move around when you laugh or smile, gently bite down on them and swallow to put them back in their place. Check with your denturist to adjust the fit accordingly.

Do people notice you are wearing dentures?

Do you worry that other people will notice that your dentures are fake? We find that standard dentures can often look very pink or plain. Here at the Glasgow Denture Centre, our skilled principal dentist, Khuram, uses the latest materials for stunning results in making our dentures as realistic as possible.

Dentures should look natural, do yours?

How do you want your dentures to look? While we find that most of our patients prefer their dentures to be more natural-looking, we allow them to customise their dentures fully. Whether it be the Hollywood-style perfect teeth or the more typical look, we do not finish the denture until it meets the individual’s satisfaction. Our knowledgeable principal dentist, Khuram, uses the best quality teeth to make what the patient wants, and this process will remain completely confidential between the patient and the denturist.

If you have any more questions regarding your dentures, we would be more than happy to help. Please book a free consultation through our website, contact us at info@glasgowdenturecentre.co.uk, by phone on 0141 237 8878, or through our social media.