Loose Dentures. Help!

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Hello everyone, 

Glad to be part of this community and maybe offer my help to anyone interested. I am a full time dental lab tech specializing in making dentures. I have made hundreds of dentures, relines, repairs, etc. I am new to blogging, but have written a few posts on Dental Town. 

Here is one of them on tips to patients with loose dentures. Hopefully it will be useful to someone. Feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them as soon as possible. 

Here is the post: 

http://www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Blogs.aspx?action=VIEWPOST&b=712&bp=5778


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Dentures Las Vegas

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Jim Hart

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This is outstanding, as I must be one of the lucky one as I have had normal set up. But the great thing with me is that I have been eating side food since the second week. Best thing I ever did. And would do it again in a heart beat.
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DATSUN 260Z

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Why you think I'm this Blaine is beyond me.  Second time.  You seem too intent on seeing your self posting and not reading what the person says.  3 months ago she states she has had them for 8 months.  Keep rattling on Josie.  Your almost at 1K.
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Josie

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Anyways Norwich girl you can get another Reline. It is possible. I'm not sure what state your temp set is in but like I mentioned earlier if you like them then another Reline is possible to do and hopefully will give you more suction.
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Hi Josie & ?everyone - thanks for your replies. According to my dentist he did all the relines he could do without losing the integrity of the denture completely. He considers my set a permanent set but since impressions are done with old teeth before extractions I thinks it's hard to get it exactly right with the healing process and apparently I had significant bone loss. At any rate, I do think for me it's best to have 2 sets just in case since I'm afraid what will happen if first one breaks? I just have to pay him for what seems like is the rest of my life...lol
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les

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Thanks for letting me know about you. I am going back to the dentist tomorrow. Either for another reline or new set. I'm so upset over this.
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Norwich Girl

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Good luck Les I know it's such a process. 
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Ken

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Hundreds of dentures? Ive made only 3 sets, an upper, a hard reline, and a repsir or 2. Got any tips for a rookie?
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les

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I just seen Perodontist today. A 3 hour visit. My only option is implants.. I have a shallow arch and an extra bone in the roof of my mouth. ( I kept telling the dentist this) I'm screwed
I'm so upset. No wonder nothing sticks. And the denture flops around. It falls right out of my mouth.
People, do whatever it takes to keep your teeth. This has been a horrible year for me. I would give anything to have my real little broken off teeth.
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That's sad I am so sorry. Implants are so expensive. I agree wish I never had tooth problems neither. I wish you all the best and hope everything works out for you!
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I have mine from a lab since 2010. The ones medicaid paid for looked like a horse ! Lol .anyway its 6 1⁄2 years later and now they're also.loose like yours. I use fixodent and they don't move.its just annoying to eat because it then has to be rinsed and re glued. I am going this week to get a new one at the lab.. I can't wait til I don't have to use this glue all da . Once a day was good years ago..I need a new one because the roof of my mouth I guess shrinks over time..I also have a high roof in my mout . I wish I could get implants..
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Monica Wills

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Great!!! 
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DATSUN 260Z

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Your blog link is a dud.
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Jax

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That's strange. I don't know how that happened?
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Josie

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Hey Jax, the Reline will help the "fit". If the bite is off completely then a "rebase" will help that.  We don't even do rebases at my work. We don't make errors like that. I would say get a remake at NO COST! Good luck!
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Jax

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Wow true a remake will be better although this would be the third on. I am going to speak to them. Thanks for your help Josie, much appreciated :-)
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I had mine pulled 2 days ago and these new permanent dentures are very crooked. I went in today they had to grind  the lower right side so much the back teeth are
are almost completely almost gone. I mentioned that to the girl doing it and she said they may need to remake them. Then the dentist came in and is like oh they look good ect... and yes they were much better but still crooked. Before they ground them down today the top was at a 45% angle and the back left side didn't touch at all. The bite is better now but still off so I still think Ill complain and have them remake them, or fix them properly. I know it was hard when they did my impressions because I had no upper teeth sticking out of the gums, but I can't be the first one. By the way that's an old picture of me with my real teeth. LOL
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Alan D. Slade

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Some comfort [sic] in knowing so may of you are bothered. My problem is loose lower.
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Patricia Meyer

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Hi do you know if a denture can be adjusted in the arch in the back where the roof of your mouth is my denture feels a little off center
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Theta, NW coast USA

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Funny: Preference here is FOR LOOSE fit! From day 1 post-op onward to 3 mos., they were simply completely WAY too tight all over, causing pressure/pain/aching/throbbing.

Finally, at long last they are now loose-enough to allow proper healing. That's optimal in this case.

If needed, for relief, can simply flick denture free of still-tender, highly-sensitive healing tissue and bone.

Cannot even imagine wanting denture to "stay put" all day long! (Like wearing high-heels 12 hrs a day! ;-)
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Your dentures can become loose for a number of reasons, many of which are perfectly normal. The most common reason for loose-fitting dentures is a process known as bone resorption, where the gums begin to shrink due to them no longer needing to hold your teeth in place.

One way to help prevent bone resorption is by using your jaw as much as possible – even chewing solid foods should help keep your gums strong and healthy. A balanced diet is also a key factor in helping to prevent resorption, so try to include a wide variety of nutritional foods in your meals.

Another common cause of loose dentures is, simply, everyday wear. Practicing good denture care, including taking your dentures out at night, is important in both preserving them and your gums.