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Individuals in the process of terminal dentition often have complications related to bone loss from chronic gum disease. Patients who have lost significant oral structure to long-term periodontitis may not be a good candidate for a dental implant restoration treatment plan.

In cases like this our dentist might recommend extracting the remaining teeth to prepare the remaining periodontal structure for a complete denture. The removable oral appliance will be created to match the natural curvature and structure of your existing gum tissues.

While the complete denture will fit firmly and comfortably in place of its own accord, many denture users also like to use a little denture adhesive. Applying a small amount to the base when you install the oral appliance each morning can help lock it in place while also helping to block out stray food particles.

If you need to take your denture out during the day, you need to rinse it thoroughly to remove any residual denture adhesive. After drying it with a clean paper towel you should then reapply fresh denture adhesive before inserting it back in place.

When shopping for denture adhesive it’s best to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. The logo indicates that it has been researched and tested to meet the ADA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness.

If you live in the Jonesboro, Arkansas, area and you have multiple compromised teeth, you can always call 870-972-8190 to schedule an appointment at Woodruff Family Dental. Drs. Woodruff, Woodruff, and Kaloghirou, are here for your smile!