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Can dentures fall out?

I am a 65 year old female. I have a fear of my dentures falling out in front of my grandkids. Can dentures fall out?

4 Answers


Congratulations on the grandkids. Rarely do dentures fall out of someone's mouth, but upper dentures can fall down. At this point the person would notice that they fell down and would close their mouth so they don't fall out. This is something that may or may not go unnoticed by your grandkids. Fortunately there is something you can do about it. This is why denture adhesives like polygrip and fixadent are available. If you still have trouble with your dentures after this you can talk to a doctor about having implants placed that will hold the denture in its place. These consultations with the doctor are usually free. So there are some options for you.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Yes, you can try some denture adhesive, but see your dentist to check if the fit is okay or you may need a new denture or reline.
If dentures do not fit well they can become dislodged and fall out.
Yes dentures can fall out if you don’t have enough bone to support retention of the denture.