You’ve reached a turning point in your life and are about to complete your final denture fitting. If you’re hoping to walk out of your dental provider’s office with shiny new dentures and bite into that beautiful red apple, perhaps some clarification is in order. To begin, dentures are not the same as your natural teeth. Whether you have been without those teeth for ten days or ten years, your dentures will not feel the way that those teeth did. Let’s talk about pain first.
Any discussion of the pros and cons, dos and don’ts of denture adhesives must be prefaced by answering the question, “If my dentures fit properly, why will I need a denture adhesive?” Strictly speaking, properly fitting dentures typically will not require a denture adhesive. That response, however, is insufficient. Dentures may become loose not because they were improperly fit, but because the gums change over time, causing dentures to become out of adjustment. Before you be