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You should talk to your dentist about whether or not a denture adhesive is necessary to keep your dentures in place. If your dentures are fairly new, keep in mind that it may take some time for you to get used to them. However, if you’ve had them for a while and they just won’t seem to stay in place, a denture adhesive may be necessary. Your dentist will probably try making several adjustments to your dentures before recommending a denture adhesive, and it’s never a good idea to use an adhesive to keep old, broken, or ill-fitting dentures in place. If your dentist does recommend a denture adhesive, it’s likely to come in a powder form. These tend to have less of an effect on your bite. If you do use a denture adhesive, be sure to clean your dentures thoroughly when you take them out at night. A buildup of old adhesive on your dentures could cause problems with your bite.
American Dental Association answered
Occasionally, denture wearers may use adhesives. Adhesives come in many forms: creams, powders, pads/wafers, strips or liquids. If you use one of these products, read the instructions, and use them exactly as directed. Your dentist can recommend appropriate cleansers and adhesives; look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Products with the ADA Seal have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
Saul Miller, Dentistry, answered
This is always a possibility.
No matter how well a denture is made, you may feel that you want to use some adhesive to achieve an increased feeling of security. In a well-fitting denture, however, the amount of adhesive used should be minimal. If too much is used, the dentures will not seat properly, the bite will be incorrect and you will be uncomfortable, to say the least. You also may damage the denture, irritate your gums and not be able to speak properly.