The Problem With Denture Adhesives
And Lower Dentures
IS THERE A GREAT ADHESIVE FOR LOWER DENTURES?
Lets start with the fact that there is no adhesive designed specifically for lower dentures. Our product can help with that issue but we will get to that later. The answer to “What is the best lower denture adhesive” is murky at best and several factors influence it.
A proper clinical reline is the first step in getting any adhesive or glue to work better. Think of it as playing offense instead of defense with your denture. The better your lower denture fits the less work the adhesive has to do. Sadly most people have issues with their lower dentures because they are simply not made properly.
The fact is, the making of dentures is fast becoming a lost art. Some are even outsourced to be made over seas. Dental providers training has changed and there is more money to be made in trying to push patients to higher priced options other than dentures. We stress regular clinical, not “chair side” relines. The application of Stabil-Dent Lower Denture Stabilizers can also help. They lessen your need for adhesives, help them perform better and sometimes eliminate the need for them. Watch our 1 minute video to see how they can help.
THE DENTURE ADHESIVE SECRET
The secret that no denture adhesive maker will tell you is that the adhesive that works best for you quite possibly won’t work for the next person. It really is a case of trial and error, all because of your saliva. The chemical makeup of your saliva plays a major role in which adhesive will work.
No matter which adhesive works for you, hot drinks will continue to be a problem. The heat will gradually loosen any adhesive on the market today. This is caused by the heat thinning the adhesive material and then loosening the grip against the oral tissues. Again, lower denture stabilizers can be a great help as they are not affected by hot liquids as they are made out of the same material as your denture.
KNOW THE TYPES
Denture wearers want to know what is the strongest denture adhesive because of their frustration with them. First it is good to know that there are 3 different types of denture adhesives.
The first type would classified as a ‘powder type’, meaning you shake the adhesive into the tissue area of the denture.
Second would be classified as a ‘paste’. These would be something like toothpaste and you place it in the tissue area of the dentures.
Third would be a form of denture liner that you actually cut to fit your denture shape and then place this cut form in the tissue areas of the dentures.
As stated above, none of these types are better or stronger than the other and require trial and error to find the on that works best for you.
WHY IS THERE SUCH AN ISSUE WITH LOWER DENTURES?
The issue is simply the natural design of the lower jaw, it does not allow for suction like is used to hold upper dentures I’ll again put a little plug in for Stabil-Dent here as it is specifically designed for the lower denture. Its’ patented design works with your tongue to be held down naturally and in turn stabilizing your lower denture. We know denture adhesives can be frustrating, it is simply a matter of trial and error to find the adhesive that works best with your saliva content and oral conditions.