Upper dentures won't stay up

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Upper dentures won't stay up
Keeping upper dentures in place can be difficult. (upper denture 2 image by David Smith from Fotolia.com)

Dentures are valuable to those without teeth but they can be difficult to keep in place. There is a technique to holding upper dentures in place.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Denture adhesive

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Clean and dry your dentures.

  2. 2

    Apply denture adhesive to the back of the upper plate. If you use powdered adhesive, sprinkle it on and shake off excess. If you use adhesive cream, squeeze a line of cream onto the middle of the plate and add small dots 2cm. from the teeth.

  3. 3

    Line up the plate with the pits of your teeth. If your dentures have metal copings, slide the plate onto the copings.

  4. 4

    Press the plate onto your gums. Use both hands to apply even pressure. Hold for a minute.

  5. 5

    Open your mouth. Move your head from side to side. If the dentures shake, press them again for a minute.

Tips and warnings

  • If dentures continue to fall, see your dentist. Gums shrink and your plate may have to be adjusted.

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