Dentures Adhesive

Do They Work? Do You Need Them?  July 28, 2013 – 02:22 pm
Denture Adhesives: Do They Work? Do You Need Them?

Watch enough television and you could be convinced that everyone with dentures should use an adhesive.

Talk to some dentists and you might be convinced that no one should use an adhesive. The reality lies somewhere between the extremes.

Denture adhesive can sometimes make it easier to use dentures. Some people find it difficult to get used to a denture, even when it fits well. They are concerned that it may slip or fall out. New denture wearers are especially likely to have this concern. Using a denture adhesive can ease some of these worries. It can increase your confidence about wearing dentures.

However, you shouldn't use an adhesive to make up for poorly fitting dentures. If your dentures don't fit right, they may need to be adjusted.

How do you know whether you need an adhesive or an adjustment? Consult your dentist.

If you expect to need dentures soon, talk to your dentist about adhesives, too. If you already have dentures, visit your dentist every six months to have them checked. If you notice changes in the comfort of your dentures, set up an appointment as soon as possible. You may think you need an adhesive. But actually you may need to have your denture relined or rebased by your dentist.

If you wear dentures without an adhesive, you may still benefit from using one. Using a denture adhesive sometimes provides more comfort and security. If this is the case for you, don't hesitate to use one.

Powdered adhesives tend to change the bite less than paste adhesives. Powders are also easier to clean off dentures than pastes.

To use a powdered adhesive:

  1. Clean and rinse your denture.

  2. Shake a layer of the powder on the denture.
  3. Place the denture in your mouth.

How long the adhesive lasts depends on several things. Adhesives usually hold longer for upper dentures. Lower dentures can be loosened more easily by food and liquids. This may be a reason to use the paste form for the lower denture.

When you clean your denture, remove the adhesive. Thoroughly clean the denture and then place it in water. You also can use a special denture toothbrush to help keep dentures clean. These brushes have very soft bristles and have been designed to help clean both sides of the dentures.

The bottom line: Practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly, whether you use adhesives or not.


Cushion Grip Cushion Grip Thermoplastic Denture Adhesive, 1-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 4)
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  • Holds dentures firmly in place; less slipping
  • Single application lasts up to 4 days
  • Won t wash off in water
  • Safe for all plastic and porcelain plates
  • Please read all label information on delivery

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With immediate dentures you cannot try them in first, because of your existing teeth. And it is normal to need them relined or refitted 6 months after extactions. ask them to keep them temporay relined with tissure conditioner so the fit and are comfortable while you are waiting for the 6 months. Denture adhesive causes zinc poisoning. You can read about this on the web. Good luck...

Dentures aren't as bad as you think

I had to have all my teeth removed about 25 years ago after being beat severely in the head and jaw area with a hammer. It wasn't a pleasant time, but I got through it. I didn't blame the dentists for the problems in my mouth, it was just something that happened and I had to deal with it.
Dentures are not what you seem to think. People don't even realize I have them. They look fantastic and fit very well. I use a denture adhesive to keep them secure, so there is no slippage and I enjoy all types of foods, including corn on the cob, apples, and a good steak.
This doesn't have to be the horror story you are making it out to be.

I wear dentures

I went and just bought me a new bottle of adhesive. I had to get all my teeth taken out at 28. Runs in my family, we got soft teeth. After I had my third baby, my teeth really went to shit. They was all cracked and broken and I didn't have no molars. All I had was some front teeth and they was working in a way they wasn't designed so they looked real funky. I like my dentures. I got them for 1250.

Sea-Bond Sea Bond Denture Adhesive, Original, 15 uppers per Pack, (Case of 6)
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  • All day Hold
  • Ultimate Comfort and Fit
  • Total Confidence
  • Not to be used as compensation for ill-fitting dentures
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Super Poli-Grip Super Poligrip Zinc Free Denture Adhesive Cream, 2.4-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 4)
Health and Beauty (Super Poli-Grip)
  • Free of artificial flavors and colors
  • Helps hold dentures tight hour after hour
  • Forms a seal to help keep food from getting stuck between your dentures and gums
  • New improved hold and ooze control tip
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Fixodent Fixodent Food Seal Plus Scope Flavor Adhesive Cream 2 Oz (Pack of 4)
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  • Precision Tip Nozzle gives right amount of Fixodent with less ooze.vs. Fixodent Original Complete
  • Holds dentures firmly in place; less slipping*.*vs. no adhesive
  • Easy-to-use cream formula for simple application.
  • #1 Dentist Recommended Denture Adhesive Brand.
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