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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
Quincy Gibbs, DDS



Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?


Posted on 12/25/2018 by Front Desk
Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?For as long as people have used dentures, they have struggled with the issue of keeping the dentures in place. Dentures that slide around in the mouth can result in cosmetic challenges, such that some denture wearers are afraid to smile for fear that their dentures might fall out.

In addition, if your dentures are unstable, you will find that properly chewing your food is very challenging. Finally, dentures that slide around in your mouth can lead to painful sores in the soft tissue of your gum and palate.

Having said all this, many denture wearers turn to denture adhesive to ensure that their dentures remain firmly in place. While denture adhesive certainly has some benefits, it also has its drawbacks. As such, many of our patients ask us about alternatives to denture adhesive.

Denture Relining

If the chewing surfaces of the dentures themselves are still in good shape, you may opt to have your dentures relined. This process involves replacing the soft, pliable material that affixes to your gum tissue. A typical dental reline can be done in a minimal amount of time, and it's very affordable. And, just as importantly, relining your dentures will frequently fix the issue of unstable dentures.

Questions About Your Dentures or the Relining Process

If you think that relining might help you, please feel free to talk with us about it. We are more than happy to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have. We can explain the relining process and let you know what you should expect. What's more, we can show you exactly how the process works, making sure that you are comfortable with your decision.

We're here to help you feel good about your smile, your dentures, and your overall oral health. So don't hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.




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