A loose denture can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even painful. Trying to maintain and repair dentures can be expensive and time-consuming.
If you’re fed up with loose dentures, here are some possible solutions that may help you:
Relining your denture
If you have had your denture for more than two years, it may need relining. Denture relining, or resurfacing, is an important part of caring for a denture and ensuring it fits your mouth correctly. In fact, because the bones and tissues in your mouth change over time, you may need to have your denture relined earlier than the typical two-year period. There are two basic types of denture relines: hard denture relines, and soft denture relines. The former utilises a hard acrylic, the latter relies on a softer material, and is usually reserved for those with tender gums. We can help you determine which is best for you.
Dental implant retained dentures
While denture relining can provide a temporary solution to loose dentures, dental implant retained dentures are the ultimate solution. When a denture is retained using dental implants, it is no longer loose. This eliminates the need for adhesives, as well as discomfort caused by movement. Implants can also help to preserve remaining bones in the jaw, can improve the ability to chew, look just like natural teeth, and, best of all, are secure and stable.
Denture adhesives are a temporary fix for loose dentures, but shouldn’t be relied upon as a permanent solution. Only a small amount of denture adhesive should be used to stabilise a well fitting denture but there is no comparison to the near-perfect fit and security offered by a dental implant retained denture.
Book an appointment
Don’t live with a loose denture; if you’re not sure whether denture relining or dental implants are the best option for you come in for a chat. We will talk you through the different options and help you choose the right solution for your situation.
Ravi qualified in 2002 from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Having completed his degree, he joined New Road Dental for one year, then served as a House officer and Senior House Officer in Cardiff Dental Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Dental Hospital. His experience included working in several specialties including Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative, Paediatric, Periodontology, and conscious sedation.
Ravi is registered with the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Dental Association. He completed the prestigious Membership of the Fellowship of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005, then returned to general practice. He is a Clinical Director of New Road Dental and works full time. His particular interests include oral surgery, dental implants, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and treating anxious patients.
Ravi is an approved Foundation Dentist Trainer with the West Midlands Deanery. This is a prestigious position where he is responsible for the training of newly qualified dentists. In 2013 he successfully completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Wolverhampton. Ravi is also a proud provider of Fastbraces® Technology.
His brother, Pritesh (Tesh), is also part of the practice. With their amazing team, they have made some improvements in the practice over the last 10 years, which means patients can now benefit from state of the art advancements in dentistry and facial aesthetics.
On the personal side, Ravi is married with 2 children – 1 boy and 1 girl. Most patients know he loves cricket and food. Ravi also swims and practices Wing Chun Kung Fu. He and his family love to travel to explore different cultures and cuisines.
Ravi says: "What I really enjoy about dentistry is the way we have changed people's lives by helping them with their confidence. The difference it makes still manages to surprise me."