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Cream, Powder, or Strips — Which Denture Adhesive Is Best?

May 28, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:42 pm
Older person preparing to place denture in their mouth

If you wear a traditional denture, you should be able to go through your daily routine without worrying about whether your prosthetic teeth will stay in place. To help them remain secure, you might choose to use denture adhesive. But which type is best — cream, powder, or strips? Each variety has its own pros and cons. Below, you will find a basic overview of each option.

Adhesive Cream

Denture adhesive cream has helped generations of patients to feel confident about how their denture fits. All you have to do is apply a small amount on the base of your denture and enjoy the long-lasting hold that it can provide.

One drawback of adhesive cream is that until you get used to using it, you might be prone to apply too little or too much, both of which can affect how your denture looks and feels.

Adhesive Powder

Using denture adhesive powder is simple. You just need to sprinkle some of it onto your denture’s base before placing the denture in your mouth. Many people find it easier to apply the correct amount of powder as opposed to cream.

The most common complaint about powders is that they can be a bit messy to apply. Therefore, it is usually best to sprinkle them above a surface that is easy to clean up, such as a bathroom countertop.

Adhesive Strips

Denture adhesive strips are designed for convenience. All you have to do is slightly moisten the pre-cut portions of adhesive before placing them on your denture’s base.

The biggest drawback of adhesive strips is that their overall price is usually higher than that of creams and powders.

Shopping for Denture Adhesive

There are a lot of brands that sell denture adhesive, and all of the choices can seem overwhelming at times. Here are a few tips to help you out when you are shopping:

  • Ask your dental team if they have any specific product recommendations. They can tell you what other patients love!
  • Read reviews of different adhesive products to find out how people in general feel about them.
  • Try a few different options. Many people find that a bit of trial and error is required before they find their favorite denture adhesive.

Denture adhesive has the potential to help you get the most out of your new smile! Creams, powders, and pre-cut strips are all effective and convenient options.

Meet the Practice

The talented team of dentists at Meriden Dental Group is proud to provide a broad range of oral care services for our community, including dentures. If you have questions about tooth replacement or how to care for or use your prosthetic, we are eager to consult with you. Contact our friendly staff at 203-404-6800.

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