If you have to use dentures on your lower jaw, then you may have problems with keeping the lower set in position against the gums. Many people find that they struggle to hold down their lower set of dentures, even with fixing glues and tight fitting. The main problem is that lower dentures just do not create as much suction as an upper set, and can move in the mouth, or even come totally lose while eating, talking or drinking. If you are struggling with these problems, then there are a few solutions available to you.
If you have had dentures for a while now, then you may need to return to your dentist and make sure that they are now correctly fitted in the mouth. Over time, the gums below the dentures will recede, and this can cause the dentures to not fit inside the mouth. If you think that this is part of the problem, then visit the dentist today. It is also important to have dentures realigned every two years, in order to fit any changes that occur in the mouth.
If your dentures have been expertly fitted, but you are still struggling to make false teeth stay in your mouth, then you may need to adjust your eating and speaking in order to accommodate the plate. For example, you need to chew on both sides of your mouth evenly. This avoids placing excessive pressure on one side. You may also want to try to place your tongue in a different position on the mouth. Resting the tongue against the lower teeth can displace the denture, and you may need to retrain your mouth so that the tongue is held away, helping to keep the dentures in position.
If you are still struggling to keep your bottom dentures in place, then you may need to consider an alternative such as dental implants. These are small titanium screws which are set into the mouth, fixed into the jawbone, and then a natural-looking tooth is placed onto the gums. With lower dentures, implants are placed in four or five locations, and then the plate is added to the implant, and secured tightly. These dental implants fit better than ordinary dentures, and are designed to work in the mouth just like natural teeth.