Complete and partial dentures play an important role in restoring the basic oral function of patients who have multiple missing or compromised teeth. These oral appliances are created in a state-of-the-art dental lab to mimic the appearance and shape of natural teeth.
They include a pink base that is designed to closely match the contours of your existing gum structure. This custom helps the unit to hold firmly yet comfortably in place. However, many people with a complete or partial denture also like to use denture adhesive.
Our dentists note that small amount applied directly to the base when installing your denture can help hold it to your gums. The denture adhesive can also block out stray food particles from working their way in and causing gum irritation.
When you shop for denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the package. The small logo indicates that the product in question has been researched and tested for safe oral use.
Our experienced dentists advise denture wearers to take daily steps to maintain their denture. This typically calls for thoroughly rinsing it under running water to remove any plaque buildup as well as any residual denture adhesive. If you need to reinstall your denture you should dry the base with a clean paper towel, before applying fresh denture adhesive to the base.
Each night your denture will also need a light brushing with a nonabrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should then soak it in denture solution and store it in a safe location.
If you have multiple missing or severely compromised teeth and you live in the Studio City, California, region, you should call 818-761-9526 to explore the denture options available at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc.. Drs. Izabella Kolodner, Tatyana Kolodner, Edon Hirt, and Susan Lee look forward to helping you maintain your smile!