Tooth loss from dental trauma, chronic gum disease, or untreated cavities can significantly compromise your ability to break down and process food for safe swallowing. If you have lost multiple teeth the dental care specialist at Dr. David Blake Lawlor, DDS, LLC might advocate restoring the basic function of your mouth with a complete or partial denture.
The base of the removable dental appliance will be designed to closely match the shape of your underlying gum structure. Some partial dentures also include special hardware components to help secure it with the neighboring teeth.
Even with this firm connection, many denture users appreciate a little denture adhesive. When a small bead is applied to the base of the unit, and you bite down it provides superior hold.
At the same time a modest amount of denture adhesive can also help reduce the chances of food particles infiltrating the base and causing gum irritation.
Just make sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when shopping for denture adhesive. This logo can only be printed on a product has researched and tested to meet rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness.
If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and you have a question about how to maintain your complete or partial denture, you can call 316-684-5511 to speak to Dr. Blake Lawlor or the staff at Dr. David Blake Lawlor, DDS, LLC.