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Do You Need Denture Adhesive?

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Does every denture patient have to use denture adhesive?  There are many adhesive products available on the market. Each one is designed to encourage a more secure and comfortable fit between your artificial teeth and the supporting tissues of your mouth. Some common examples of adhesives include:

  • Denture Pastes or Glues sparingly applied to the dentures, stored in something that resembles a toothpaste tube.
  • Powders, that mix with your saliva.
  • Thin Liners, which are sheets that are moistened and then applied to the denture.

The product you choose is simply a matter of personal preference. While there are many options that promise a strong, all-day, secure fit, do you really need a denture adhesive?

Do You Need Adhesive or a Visit To Your Dentist?

If you’re new to wearing dentures, the newness of your prosthetic smile may create unease until you get used to them and feel more confident. But don’t jump to adhesive right away. In most cases, you just need a little time to adjust to the prosthesis.

Sometimes dentures are placed just after an extraction. As the area around the procedure heals, the gum may resorb creating a looser fit for the denture. Instead of opting for an adhesive, your dentist will need to adjust or re-line your prosthesis.

While denture adhesive can offer many benefits to give you a more confident smile, it should never be used to accommodate poor denture fit. A properly fitted denture, in most cases, shouldn’t need adhesive to stay in place. If your dentures don’t fit correctly, speak to your dentist about having them examined for fit or an adjustment.

Posted on behalf of:
Crabapple Dental
12670 Crabapple Rd #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 319-0123

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