How Do Dentures Stay Secure?

Dentures are a time-tested way for people with missing teeth to reclaim a beautiful, full smile. At Midtown Dental, we offer custom denture services to help our patients regain confidence with a set of replacement teeth. One question we often get asked by patients considering getting dentures is how they stay in place. Well, there’s actually more than one answer, and we have them for you in this blog post!

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Suction Seal

The most common way to secure dentures in place is through a suction seal. This means that your dentures fit in such a way that a seal is created between your gums and the denture with the help of a thin layer of saliva.

Denture Adhesives

For some patients, there’s not enough suction to keep their dentures securely in place, whether that’s because of the shape of their mouth, the fact that they have dry mouth, or another condition. Denture adhesives can help in these cases to keep dentures in place. There are a variety of options available including creams, powders, and strips. Your dentist will be able to offer you some suggestions for what type or brand will work best for your needs.

Dental Implants

Another, more recent development for securing dentures is through dental implants. With this solution, dentures are actually fixed in location through the placement of small titanium posts that act as tooth roots. You just snap your dentures onto the implants and you’re good to go! No worry about any slipping. Midtown Dental is proud to provide implant-supported dentures.

Want to know more about your options? Contact our dental office and we can walk you through the details. If you’re about to get dentures, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

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