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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.

Many of our patients come to us wanting a more comfortable, permanent solution to partial or full dentures, but have not heard of All-on-4 treatment. All-on-4 treatment is a fast, effective and cost efficient way to replace dentures with a permanent fixed set of teeth that can give you back the confidence to smile, chew and enjoy life the way you used to before dentures

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 Littlehampton Dental are essential for all denture wearers.

Loose Denture Care

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

Relining

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 Implants

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 Littlehampton Dental are essential for all denture wearers.

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