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A partial denture is sometimes a preferred option for individuals that are missing multiple teeth in one specific area of their mouth, yet are also averse to the oral surgery required to permanently replace those teeth with an implant supported bridge.

The partial denture will be created to mimic the basic shape, appearance, and overall function of the missing teeth. They come in a special pink medium that appears very similar to natural gum tissues. Many of these removable dental appliances also include metallic hardware that locks with the neighboring natural teeth.

While this will give you a stronghold, a little bit of denture adhesive will go a long way. Simply apply a long, narrow bead along the base of your dentures, then seat the dental appliance in your mouth and bite down firmly.

Should a little bit of food material become trapped between the base and the gums, you should completely rinse the dentures clean of any residual adhesive. You can then lightly dry the base with a paper towel. Once this is done you can then apply fresh adhesive. This clean surface will give you a much better hold because there won’t be any residual material interfering with the relationship between the base of the dentures and your gums.

Before using a particular brand of denture adhesive you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the package. This simple logo indicates that the oral hygiene product in question has been tested and researched for safe oral use.

If you are in the Bullard, Texas, area and you have a question about how to maintain your denture, you can always call 903-710-2309 to speak to Dr. J. Brandon Allen or a member of the staff at Bullard Family Dentistry.