Have you heard of dental glue? It is a very common product that dentists recommend to those people who use a dental prosthesis or denture, to ensure its fixation.
But is this its only use or are there others? How do you use dental glue? Is it mandatory or only recommended? In this post you will find out everything you need to know about dental glue and how it is used.
Uses of Denture Glue
Dental glue is mainly used to ensure the fixation of dentures in the patient’s mouth, which is why it is very common to recommend it for removable resin prostheses, whether total or partial.
Of course, dental glue must be used once a day and be in contact with the gum for 12 hours. If used well, this time will be more than enough to guarantee the hold of the prosthesis.
It is important to note that dental glue should not always be used. You only have to use it on dentures to ensure good hold. These are some cases in which dental glue should NOT be used:
Fix a loose tooth
Fall of a cover
How do you apply denture glue?
This is the usual process for applying dental glues:
- Clean the prosthesis very well with a specific brush, water and neutral soap and dry it carefully before applying the dental glues.
- Place your dentures in the morning by applying dental glues. Remember that it is not recommended to wear the prosthesis at night or sleep with it.
- Apply the glue by adding just three pea-sized drops to the central and lateral parts of the prosthesis. Don’t add too much glue so it doesn’t stick out.
- Press the prosthesis lightly until you feel that it is secure.
When you have to remove the prosthesis, clean it again before storing it in its case to avoid the build-up of bacteria.
Tips for choosing the best dental adhesive
There is a wide variety of dental glues to fix dentures, but some brands stand out above the others. These are Corega, which stands out for manufacturing an effective, long-lasting and tasteless glue; Kukident, which uses a highly bonding dental glue; and Algasiv, which makes adhesive pads for dentures, thus preventing food debris from seeping into the prosthesis.
If you want to know more about dental glue or need a brand that suits your needs, remember that you can consult with the team of professionals at Chagger Dental to evaluate your case and advise you on the adhesive that best suits you.