Loose Dentures Emergencies

If you are not satisfied with your dentures, there are a few steps you can take to fix things, for example, we have seen many patients replace their uncomfortable dentures with dental implant treatment.

How to Fix & Avoid Loose Dentures

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Many of us choose to get dentures not only because we need help chewing and breaking up food but because of the aesthetic benefits of a personalised set of new pearly whites!

For this reason, it can be extremely frustrating when dentures are loose or ill-fitting.

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Are you having problems with unsecured dentures?

Many reasons can lead to your dentures not fitting correctly.

If they are not the right fit for your mouth, your bite may feel off, and it can be hard to chew normally.

If you have had your dentures for a long time, you may notice they do not fit as well as they used to.

Additionally, if you experience tissue or bone loss (a natural part of ageing), your jaw shape may adjust slightly, meaning it may be time for a denture relining.

Often the bottom dentures loosen quicker than the upper dentures since the lower dentures have a larger surface area and take on more weight when eating and chewing.

Visiting your dentist is the best way to decipher what is wrong with your dentures.

We can figure out why they are not fitting correctly and make adjustments accordingly so that your dentures feel as good as new.

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It often takes people some time to get used to eating and chewing with dentures.

However, if this continues to feel uncomfortable after a few days or weeks, your dentures may not have been fitted correctly.

You may need to contact your dentist to re-adjust things so that the fit feels more natural to your mouth.

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last up to 8 years if correctly fitted and cared for.

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How do I know if my dentures need repairing or replacing?

  • Looseness: If your dentures do not fit properly into your mouth, they may move around when you chew and speak. In this case, you will need a more extensive set of dentures. This can be done by adjusting your current pair or making a new set altogether. Your dentist may give you some denture adhesive tape as a short-term solution for the problem.
  • Difficulty speaking: If your dentures don’t fit properly, you can have a slight lisp or experience difficulty when trying to talk. This is not a normal side-effect of dentures; you should contact your dentist if you experience this!
  • Feelings of discomfort: Your dentures should not be uncomfortable. If you experience pain, then we may need to make some adjustments.
  • Dentures are damaged or discoloured: Dentures with chips or cracks will need to be replaced. Also, just like your natural teeth, dentures are subject to discolouration and may become yellowed over time.

Dentures are a popular and effective way to restore the mouth’s upper and lower arch and a great solution for those who have suffered from gum disease.

However, dentures are not the only option.

Our implants are made from high-quality materials, which make them durable and natural-looking. Read our full implant procedure guide here.

See: Oral Traumas/Knocked Out Teeth Solutions.

Implants have more favourable advantages as they restore and rebuild the mouth’s oral condition and state.

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Want to have a quick chat about replacing your dentures?

If you are wondering whether your dentist should be repaired or replaced, or would like to discuss your options for replacing missing teeth, contact us on:

Alternatively, book an immediate consultation with one of our treatment coordinators or experienced dentists here.

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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