Keeping Your Bottom Dentures in Place

Keeping Your Bottom Dentures in Place

At Emergency Denture Repairs, the most common complaint that we hear is from patients whose bottom dentures won’t stay in. This frustrating problem may be caused by a number of reasons; however, our team can teach you how to secure lower dentures to improve the comfort and function of your jaw. Read our guide below and get in touch if you need assistance!

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How to Secure Lower Dentures

It is natural for changes in the gum tissue and jaw bone to occur over time, causing bottom dentures to loosen. Unstable dentures interfere with your ability to speak and eat properly, and they can trap food and bacteria beneath them. There are a few ways to deal with loose lower dentures, and your clinician will help you choose the right pathway for your needs.

Using Denture Adhesive

Denture adhesive is a non-toxic material that can be placed between the denture and the soft tissues of the mouth to enhance the hold of the denture. Adhesives can come in both cream and powder forms, and they work well in reducing the effects of loose dentures when eating, speaking, laughing, coughing, and during other daily tasks.

You may find that denture adhesive gives you more stability, security and satisfaction while using your denture, especially if you are a frequent public speaker or performer. However, if you find yourself relying on dental adhesives every day, this may indicate that your denture simply isn’t fitting properly and needs to be adjusted.

Looking after Your Dentures for the Long Term

Loose lower dentures can be caused by the disintegration of the structure over time. It’s important to look after your dentures with care and attention, cleaning them daily and keeping them in a special solution overnight. Your mouth needs time to heal from any irritation or soreness that happens during the day, so take your dentures out for at least 6 hours a day for the best possible results.

Avoid hard foods and try to take smaller bites during the healing process to give your dentures the best chance of success. If problems persist after this time, don’t hesitate to speak with your clinician and they will assess the situation.


Alternative Options for Missing Teeth

If you are fed up with your dentures and can’t seem to get comfortable after the healing period, speak to us. Dental implants are a permanent yet invasive solution that offers sturdy results for missing teeth. We also specialise in denture repairs, so let us analyse your existing denture and adjust as necessary.

At Emergency Denture Repairs, our experienced team provides a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry to clients in Perth including providing full or partial dentures for young people. We believe everyone deserves to smile with confidence as well as speak and eat with ease. That’s why we’re committed to providing excellence in dentistry.

We accept all major health funds and have six convenient clinics throughout Perth as well as a mobile service. Call (08) 9382 2222, book an appointment online or find your closest location.


6 Locations and FREE Initial Consultation for Dentures


9382 2222


9447 3999


6278 2255

E. Vic Park

9470 5522


9301 5533


9493 1818

Providing premium dentures and denture services across Perth

At Emergency Denture Repairs, we are committed to giving our patients the smile they deserve and with 6 clinics throughout Perth your perfect smile is never far away. For your convenience each location has on-site parking and we also offer a mobile service should you have limited mobility, are hospitalised or reside in an aged care facility. We give priority to emergency repairs so your smile can be restored immediately.

We are a preferred HBF health fund provider – Get upto 80% rebates. Conditions apply.*

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Emergency Denture Repairs wishes to advise that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.