Taking care of our teeth is one of the most important aspects to having healthy teeth and gums, but some end up needing dentures. Those who wear dentures all share a common complaint. Dentures tend to slip, making them problematic for chewing, speaking, and other routine behaviors. Upper dentures are less troublesome as muscle tone and suction ensure better adhesion between the gums and the dentures.
Lower dentures are the real problem. The tongue holds a lot of responsibility in keeping the lower dentures secured. There’s also less bone for the lower dentures to grip. For many denture wearers, this becomes a problem. Coordination is needed to both use the tongue while also keeping the lower dentures in place. As a result, dentures may slip while eating or talking. Until recently, dental adhesives were the most popular method for getting dentures to stay in place.