Dentists and other oral care practitioners will sometimes advocate a complete or partial denture to replicate the essential function of missing or compromised teeth. These removable dental appliances are created from special dental materials that mimic the appearance of your teeth. It includes a pink base that is designed to closely match the natural structure of your gums.
As time goes by some denture users will experience minor changes in the underlying bone structure of their mouth. As this condition of oral atrophy develops it can cause your denture to feel slightly loose.
At first you might be able to counter this effect by applying a small amount of denture adhesive when you install the denture each morning. This can help comfortably secure the unit in place while also helping to block out food particles.
It might be helpful to get in the habit of keeping a little denture adhesive with you as you go about your day. This can help with any necessary reapplication.
Each evening when you remove your denture it’s important to rinse away any residual adhesive. You should then brush all the surfaces of your denture and safely soak it overnight. This will make sure you have a clean surface to reapply denture adhesive when you install the unit in your mouth the next morning.
When shopping for denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo represents that the product has been researched and tested to meet the ADA’s guidelines for safety and effectiveness.
If you were provided with a denture at our clinic in Vineland, New Jersey, and you have a question about how to maintain your new denture, you can always call (856) 691-2553 to speak to a member of Dental Care’s staff.