If you have dentures, or partial plates, you probably are already familiar with some of the denture adhesives on the market. On the other hand, you may have just heard from your dentist that you will be needing dentures. In that case, you are doing your research early. Either way, it is great that you are here. There are a few different types of adhesives on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
First of all, it is very important that your denture fits well into your mouth. If it does not, you need to have the denturist work on it. You may need to have it adjusted several times until you have the perfect fit. Without adhesives, the denture should not put pressure or pain anywhere in your mouth. If it does, you will still be in pain when you use adhesives.
You may want to try each of these products for a couple of weeks each. This will give you the opportunity to get used to the adhesive and what it is like to remove and clean it. Then, you will have a good idea of which one works well and that you can remove and clean with ease.
The paste style of denture adhesive usually claims a hold for ten to twenty-four hours. This is good, considering that it is highly unlikely to pop out of your mouth at an inopportune moment. However, it may be difficult to get the denture out for cleaning it in shorter periods of time.
You may experience some oozing from these types of adhesives. This will mix with your beverages and your saliva creating an unpleasant mixture in your mouth. It can be very uncomfortable.
The powdered form of denture adhesive may work well for you. Once the denture has been washed, do not dry the part that will adhere to your mouth. Gently sprinkle a bit of the powder into that part and shake it around to fill in the spaces. Once it is coated, gently push it into place. It should hold pretty well. The small amount of saliva that was in your mouth will help it to adhere to those places.
If you like to drink a lot of hot beverages, you may need to find a product with extra grip. It will help to force the stick to stay, even through several pots of coffee. It can also be used with a liner.
The shape of your mouth will naturally change over time. Because of this, you will need to make visits to the dentist to make certain that your denture is fitting you well. Your gums and bones are shrinking because you no longer have natural teeth there to hold them in place. You may need to get the relined to help make up for this change.
While this is also true for the lower gumline, it will not happen quite as rapidly. It is important that you still make regular visits to your dentist. If you dentures become ill fitting, the solution is not simply to apply more adhesive to your plate.
You may need to have them relined or even replaced at some point in time. Only a professional can tell you for certain. Take the time to learn everything that you can about your dentures. Learn about the different adhesives. For example, zinc will make the adhesives work better. However, some people have sensitivity to zinc. If you do, check the labels on any adhesives before you purchase them to make certain they are zinc-free.
Having a denture or a partial plate does not have to be an embarrassing or overwhelming task. Take the time to get to know the new dental work you have for your mouth. Become comfortable with it and how it fits. Try out different products so that you know how each feels in your mouth. Take the time to clean the denture and the parts of your mouth it covers every day. You can easily work this into your regular teeth cleaning plan. The more you work with it, the greater you will feel about wearing and caring for your denture.