Denture adhesives do help with new and old dentures


A denture is a prosthesis designed to replace several or all of your missing teeth. When you have a partial denture or implants the partial denture has something to grab onto so it doesn't move around. If you are missing all your teeth and wearing a Full Denture then you may need some help holding them in place.

For an upper full denture the dentist will try to cover as much of the palate and cheek area to create a seal or suction cup effect. Depending on how much bone remains and the quality of your saliva the patient may need a denture adhesive to help hold it in place.

Lower dentures have less surface area (bone) to support the denture and tends to move around more and adhesives really help stabilize the denture and minimize sore spots or irritations.

The ADA recently reported a study that showed denture adhesives help patients chew and secure their full dentures in place. They concluded that paste or creams worked better than strips. 

After I give my patients a new denture, or for those wearing dentures, I encourage them to try the smallest sample of every brand and type of paste, cream or powder. Since they all have different formulations for one may work better than another. No patient should suffer with a sore spot or irritation and always welcome to come in for a free evaluation or consultation without obligation. So call the Levittown Dental office anytime with questions or concerns.

To read the entire ADA article simply click on the photo of the denture above or this link: 

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Dr. Marc Gottlieb is one of Long Island's leading dental practicioners, specializing in helping those who feel anxiety or apprehension when visiting the dentist. He can be reached at