How to Use a Permanent Adhesive on My Dentures

by Brian Gallagher ; Updated September 28, 2017

Denture adhesive gives the freedom to enjoy hearty meals without worry.

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If you wear dentures and demand more from them or simply want an extra measure of stability, you can use permanent denture adhesive. Though not for everyone, permanent adhesive can make for a stronger bite and more freedom of activity, and it can also help dry mouth sufferers who experience poor denture adherence as a result.

Consult with your dentist about whether permanent adhesive will work for you. If your dentures do not fit correctly, don't use permanent adhesive as a fix; instead ask your dentist about changing your denture size.

Clean and dry your dentures and rinse your mouth with water.

Apply the denture adhesive in short strips, taking care not to apply the cream too close to the edge.

Push your dentures firmly into place and hold for a few seconds.

Bite down to ensure a firm grip, once both dentures are in place.

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Brian Gallagher has been writing for various websites since 2009, focusing on topics of science and technology. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois.