Securing Your Dentures With Adhesives

Do you wish there was a way to make your dentures more secure and reliable? If so, our Smiles Dental team is happy to tell you that there is! Denture adhesives in Milwaukie, Oregon, are beneficial products that can help you have the results you’re looking for. However, the only way these products are safe and efficient is if you use them correctly. So, to help you take full advantage of paste and powder adhesives, Dr. Elizabeth Miller is happy to provide the following instructions:

-Paste adhesive: Apply this adhesive directly to the appliance, but please do not place it close to the borders. For the upper jaw, apply three short strips to the appliance—two along the two ridges and one down the middle. For the lower jaw, apply three short strips of the adhesive in the center of the ridge area.

-Powder adhesive: When placing the powder adhesive, sprinkle a thin layer onto the tissue-bearing surface of the appliance. Next, shake off any excess powder and place the appliance in your mouth. Some people may prefer this option compared to the paste because it’s easier to clean and it doesn’t keep the denture away from the tissue.

If you would like to ask your dentist which denture adhesive is right for you, please call 503.342.8500 and schedule an appointment today! We are more than happy to help you.