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Find the Right Denture Adhesive

Posted in Dentures

Has your denture gotten a little loose, lately? You’re probably checking out the oral care isle at the store for products that can help stabilize your bite. Which ones work best?

Types of Denture Adhesives

Denture adhesives come in a variety of forms including:

  • Pastes (most popular)
  • Creams
  • Liners
  • Powders (most messy)

Most adhesives often come with claims of creating an air-tight seal with the gums and freshening the breath. It will depend on your oral anatomy as to whether or not this is the case.

What is an Adhesive Used For?

Adhesives are usually recommended for first-time denture wearers. An adhesive provides an element of security while getting used to wearing dentures.

Contrary to popular opinion, an adhesive should not be relied upon to correct a problem with denture fit. You may personally find that an adhesive makes your denture more comfortable in general, and that’s perfectly fine. But don’t ignore the signs – if your denture is not fitting properly, it will eventually need an adjustment or replacement. You can’t ignore this by using an adhesive indefinitely or you could cause serious damage to your mouth.

The Best Denture Solutions

A well-fitting and well-made denture shouldn’t need the help of an adhesive. An adhesive might see you through an emergency, but if your denture needs an adjustment, then you shouldn’t wait. Ask your dentist for help.

It’s pretty common for folks to have a hard time getting a lower denture to stay in place. That’s why it’s so tempting to layer on the paste or powder.

As an alternative to this messy habit, many patients are looking to implant technology for anchoring their dentures into place. Ask your dentist what kind of denture and denture products are right for your health and lifestyle.

Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339

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