When your dentures are made correctly, only a small layer is necessary to ensure you feel comfortable. If you need to use large amounts, contact Bruce Vafa DDS, your Los Angeles holistic dentist because there is an issue. We are often asked which types of denture adhesives are the best, so we have listed them in detail below.
Zinc oxide is added to denture adhesives in safe and small amounts to improve your adhesion. Zinc toxicity is only possible if you use massive amounts of adhesive for years as opposed to ensuring your dentures fit correctly. Over time, the structure of your bone and gums changes.
This means one denture will not last for your entire life. We believe the best zinc-free denture adhesive is Super Poligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream. You receive a long-lasting and secure hold that will keep food particles out without compromising your health. This product does not contain zinc, dyes or artificial flavors.
We recommend Fixodent Extra Hold denture adhesive powder to help ensure your dentures hold throughout your day. The powder stops food from becoming trapped beneath your denture and slippage. You can use it effectively for partial and full dentures.
Fixodent Complete Original Denture Cream is our recommendation to secure your lower dentures with no oozing. The narrow applicator enables you to dispense the product precisely. This product is zinc-free and offers a long-lasting hold.
When fitted correctly, suction holds your upper dentures in place. If they are loose, liquids can get beneath your dentures and break your seal. Ezo Denture Cushions will fill the extra space and improve your security with adhesive. You can use scissors on the cushions for customization with most dentures.
Some of our patients are interested in organic or natural denture adhesives free of petrochemicals, scents, preservatives, harmful materials, artificial colors, flavors and zinc. NaturDent and BioForce are the best available. The adhesive is created with natural gums, pine resins and glycerin. This adhesive is more expensive.
Soft liners do not contain any adhesive. The design helps your dentures adapt to the exact shape of your gums and stay cushiony. Your West Hollywood dentist recommends them for extremely sore, nearly non-existent or very reabsorbed gums. If you combine a soft line with adhesives, you will end up with a mess.
You will be unable to remove all of the adhesives from your soft liner without the liner itself being ruined. If you require a temporary option prior to having your dentures relined with a soft liner, your best option is a combination of products acting as a temporary soft liner and adhesive.
Cushion Grip is a denture adhesive including soft liner properties that will last. Extra space is filled by the materials and will adjust to your gums for security. If you clean your dentures carefully, the material lasts a maximum of four days before it needs to be replaced.
This saves you time for the short term when you have sores on your gums from your dentures rubbing. For a permanent solution, make an appointment with Bruce Vafa DDS. as soon as possible.
Since partial dentures offer a unique design to support your teeth, an adhesive is rarely necessary if they are adjusted properly. Your best option for partial dentures adhesive is using denture adhesive powder in a light layer. One of the best is Fixodent Extra Hold.
Best Overall Denture Adhesive
Although the best is subjective, Dentex offers Secure Waterproof Denture Adhesive. This product holds for a maximum of 12 hours with no flavors or zinc added. Since it is not water-soluble, you will not have any ooze.