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Adhesive Assurance: Ensuring a Secure Fit for Your Dentures

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lexingtondental @ 2:40 pm
older woman smiling with dentures secured with denture adhesive

Have you been struggling to make your dentures work for you? Are they slipping around, or dislodging? Denture adhesive could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Whether you’re new to dentures or just looking to perfect your application technique, this informative guide can help.

Read on to explore the ins and outs of denture adhesive to help you secure your dentures for all activities.

1. Clean Your Dentures and Gums

Great oral hygiene is the key to getting the most out of your denture adhesive. Before application, thoroughly clean your dentures and gums with a soft-bristled brush. This will remove food particles, plaque, and debris from your dentures and help ensure a better bond with the adhesive.

2. Apply Minimal Adhesive

Less is more when it comes to denture adhesives. Begin by applying a small amount to the base of your dentures. Avoid placing it too close to the denture edges to prevent it from squeezing out during wear. Remember, you can always add more if needed.

3. Set and Secure Your Dentures

Once the adhesive is applied, carefully place your dentures into your mouth, ensuring they are properly aligned with your gums and surrounding teeth. Use gentle pressure to secure them in place, pressing down evenly on both sides. Avoid biting down with more than gentle pressure immediately after so the adhesive sets properly.

4. Evaluate and Adjust

Throughout the day, pay attention to how your dentures feel and perform. If you experience any discomfort, looseness, or difficulty chewing or speaking, take a mental note. This may mean that your dentures need adjustment or additional adhesive.

In the future, experiment with small tweaks to the amount or placement of adhesive until you get a comfortable and secure fit. If you just can’t seem to get it right, contact your dentist. They’ll be able to determine the issue and help you solve it.

By following these tips and techniques, you can enjoy a secure and comfortable fit for your prosthetics, allowing you to be more confident as you smile and laugh with your loved ones. If you have concerns or questions about dentures or adhesive application, don’t hesitate to reach out. Consult with your dentist for personalized guidance and support. They’ll be happy to hear from you.

About the Practice

Do you need guidance when it comes to your dentures? At Dental Wellness of Lexington, their professional dental team is ready to help you with all your dental needs. Whether you need your first denture, a reline, or a demonstration of denture adhesive technique, the team has you covered. They pride themselves in their pursuit of excellent patient care. Call (859) 223-4644 to schedule a denture consultation or visit the website to discover other treatments and services they offer.

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