Pros and Cons of Using Denture Adhesives

Do you wear dentures? Here are the pros and cons of using denture adhesives and why denture implants may be a better solution for your tooth replacement needs. 

Traditionally, it was believed that tooth replacement solutions such as traditional dentures and implants were suitable only for older patients. However, tooth loss can happen to anyone, at any age, and may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Injury or trauma
  • Dental cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Smoking

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Whatever your age and the cause of your tooth loss, at Future Smiles, we are committed to offering high-quality, affordable, and natural-looking denture solutions including tooth implants and flexible partials to give you a more attractive and healthier smile.

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Choosing the Right Denture Adhesive

Whether you are a new denture wearer or have been told that you may require them in the near future, there are many oral care habits and products that you have to become familiar with. One of these products is denture adhesives.

What do denture adhesives do? This denture solution is designed to help you live your day-to-day life with confidence that your dentures won’t slip, pinch, or cause any other discomfort while you are eating, laughing, and speaking.

How Future Smiles can help: Our team can help you determine the right type of denture adhesive for daily use that suits your unique dental health concerns, mouth, and tooth replacement type. We offer customized advice and denture solutions from your first consultation to fittings and any repairs down the line.

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Common Denture Adhesive Problems and How to Avoid Them

When you are choosing the right denture adhesive for your needs, you should keep in mind these common concerns. Remember, whatever your worries or problems, we can help you find a denture solution that meets your needs.

Here are two concerns you should keep in mind when choosing a denture adhesive:

  • Zinc: Some denture adhesives contain zinc, which can cause health problems if your body is exposed to it for too long. This can be especially dangerous if you are taking other zinc supplements so talk to your denturist before buying any adhesive products.

  • Cleaning: You want your adhesive to be strong, but sometimes a greater binding power can lead to more difficulty cleaning your dentures. Discuss this with your dental health-care professional and they can help you weight out the pros and cons to find an adhesive that works best for you.

Tips for Using Denture Adhesive

To avoid some of the problems that come with denture adhesives, you should keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t use too much product. As mentioned, zinc troubles arise with overexposure so make sure to carefully follow the instructions on the package and if you are unsure of the right amount, talk to your denturist before applying any of the product.

  • Use the right cleaning agents. Adhesive residue can lead to buildup and discomfort over time, so ensure that you properly soak your dentures in the right cleaning agents every night. Don’t forget to clean your gums and oral tissue, where residues can also hide.

  • Be consistent: While you may feel that your dentures fit well enough to skip the adhesive, this product can make a huge difference in improving your level of comfort and keeping food particles from getting trapped underneath your replacement teeth. So give it a try and stay consistent.


Why Consider Dental Implants

Today, advancements in tooth replacement mean that patients have access to more natural and comfortable denture solutions, which is especially beneficial to younger individuals.

Dental implants have many benefits over traditional full/partial dentures. Because they are fused to your jawbone, there is no need for messy adhesives and you no longer have to be concerned about your false teeth shifting, slipping, or popping out.

Other benefits include:

  • Dental implants are longer-lasting.
  • They function, feel, and look more like your natural teeth.
  • They’re easier to clean and look after.
  • Improved chewing and speaking ability.
  • Improved oral health and jaw bone strength.

Benefits Of Dental Implants


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To find out more about our wide range of denture solutions including dental implants, flexible partials, and traditional dentures, contact our Calgary clinic today at  (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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