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



Do You Need More Than Suction to Hold Dentures in Place?


Posted on 8/10/2019 by Front Desk
Do You Need More Than Suction to Hold Dentures in Place?Generally speaking, your dentures should stay in place in your mouth. A thin layer of saliva between your gums and the dentures causes a suction that keeps them in place. However, you may feel insecure relying only on suction to keep your dentures where they belong. In that case, we can help you find an adhesive that works for you.

First Things First
Before you rush out to buy an adhesive for your loose feeling dentures, you need to call our office. Over time, dentures can shrink or warp, or your jaw shape can change, and this can cause your dentures to feel like they are slipping or loose and ill fitted.

A quick checkup with our office can help us ensure that your dentures are not in need of adjustments. If everything is in good shape, and you simply need a little more security, you have several options.

Cream adhesives are the most popular kind of adhesive. They come in a variety of flavors and strengths and you can choose one according to your preference. The only drawback to a cream adhesive is that it can be difficult to completely clean your dentures of residue. We recommend brushing them thoroughly every night prior to soaking them overnight to ensure you remove the adhesive.

Powdered adhesive is easier to clean than cream, and it reacts with your saliva to ensure a tight fit. Some patients do not like the texture of a powdered adhesive and may look for other alternatives like pads, strips, liners or even a liquid adhesive.

Dentures can take some getting used to, and your needs may change over time, so please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns you may be having, especially if you notice that your dentures are not fitting properly. We look forward to working with you!




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