A partial or complete denture created at Hill Country Dental is always designed to fit snugly with the underlying structure of your gums. Some partial dentures also include special hardware to help interlock the removable dental appliance with the surrounding teeth.
Even with this firm, custom fit, many denture wearers appreciate applying a small amount of denture adhesive to the base when they install the unit. This will both lock the denture in place while also helping to prevent stray food particles from irritating your gums.
As you go about your day the natural motion of chewing and grinding can start to weaken the denture adhesive’s bond with your gums. If this allows some food particles do manage to invade the base of the denture it could irritate your gums.
In a situation like this, it’s best to remove your denture to give it a thorough rinse. Be sure to also remove any old denture adhesive. Then you should use a clean paper towel to dry the base. This will provide you with a clean surface to reapply a fresh bead denture adhesive.
If you are in the New Braunfels, Texas, area and you are having a problem with your complete or partial denture, you can call 830-500-2100 to set up a consultation with Dr. Lara Perry or a staff member at Hill Country Dental.